Sunday 28 December 2014

Redknapp: Wins needed before signings

Published 09/12/2012 | 07:29

Harry Redknapp doesn't believe QPR should invest unless they start winning

QPR will need to win at least one game this month to make spending money in the January transfer window worthwhile, manager Harry Redknapp said.

Rangers became the first team in Premier League history to fail to win any of their first 16 games in a season when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Wigan at the DW Stadium.

The Rs boss said: "If we don't win a game or two then I wouldn't ask them to spend any more money. I think it would be unfair to the owners."

He added: "I wouldn't tell them to go and spend big money on a couple more players if we're that far adrift. You've got to be realistic.

"I'm just hoping we can get that win or two and then I'm sure they'll have a go, because they've had a go in the summer. They've done whatever was asked of them and look what they've ended up with.

"It's difficult. I can only work with what I've been given. It's like you've dealt me a hand of cards and this is what I've got. We've left ourselves with a squad that's got no balance to it, we've got no strikers."

It was the Latics' first point in three games but manager Roberto Martinez felt they deserved more.

He said: "We are disappointed because to concede two goals is always frustrating. I just feel that for us to score a goal we need to be perfect.

"And the first time that QPR get in our box they get a free header and then in the second half they didn't have an attacking threat but they got in front. But I was very pleased with the manner in which we reacted to going 2-1 down.

"It would have been all too easy to panic, to lose our composure but I thought we were very mature and we're disappointed that we couldn't get any more because the chances were there. I thought Robert Green had an outstanding performance and in many ways I thought we deserved the three points."

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