After defeat to Newcastle on Sunday, Harry Redknapp admitted there is hard work to be done to improve the quality of the squad at QPR.The already-relegated side began their final home game of the season well and took the lead in the 11th minute, but defensive errors cost them dearly as they gifted Newcastle a 2-1 win.
has got to be done. That’s a fact. We haven't got the quality. We’re
short of good players who can really play at the top level.
“You might say they have the quality as they’ve played at other clubs, but it doesn’t work that way.
“We’ll try to do something but it will be difficult to shift players. It will be very hard.”
Jose Bosingwa came in for abuse from the home crowd for his first-half performance as he gave the penalty away and then under-hit a back pass to Rob Green that caused the goalkeeper's clearance to go straight at Gouffran, who volleyed the ball into an empty net.
Bosingwa was substituted at half-time and Redknapp admitted the change was to protect the player and lift spirits around the ground.
“We needed a lift at half-time so I decided to make the changes,” he added.
"You can’t play when there’s that sort of negativity around the place, it wasn’t going to help, so I decided to change it."
“He (Bosingwa) cost us a couple of goals and I decided to bring on Shaun Derry, who’ll always give you an honest performance, and Fabio (Da Silva).
“I’m not blaming him entirely. I just felt there was not a good feeling and, trying to get back into the game, we needed the crowd behind us and they were obviously unhappy with him."
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