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No spree for Harry in January 'window'

Harry Redknapp will have to deal in the loan market in January as he looks to bring in reinforcements at Loftus Road.

The QPR manager travelled to Malaysia during the week for a meeting with owner Tony Fernandes, flying out on Wednesday evening and returning early yesterday.

Head of football operations Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey from the club's academy also joined the group to discuss all things related to the club - but, if Redknapp was hoping to come back with news of a transfer window kitty, he would have been sorely disappointed.

Having overseen the signings of 10 players ahead of the closure of the summer window, Redknapp has been unable to keep the newly-promoted R's - who face West Brom at Loftus Road today - out of the relegation zone and they currently reside in 18th place in the Premier League.

Many teams are expected to be shopping around to bolster their squads in the new year but the 67-year-old admits he will only be looking for temporary moves.

"It was good," he said of his Far-East chat with Fernandes.

"I went over to see Tony and Ruben (Emir Gnanalingam) - two of the owners. We had a good, positive meeting talking about players, new stadium, training ground. It was well worth going.

"He's busy so I went over...we just discussed lots of different aspects of the club. We had a good day. It was interesting.

"We're not looking to spend. If there's a loan or two out there we would be interested, that's where we are at."


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