With relegation confirmed weeks back Harry Redknapp and QPR have to start planning for the Championship now. With a host of players to get rid of and basically bringing in a new team Redknapp has his work cut out.
First thing he will want to do is get out the rubbish that Mark Hughes left us with. The likes of Mbia, Park Granero and Zamora to name a few have to go. Also Bosingwa can’t ever play for QPR again after the toxic reaction he got off the home fans in the last game. We will lose Remy as he has showed he can score goals in the Premier League. Townsend future lies elsewhere too unless Levy is feeling kind & will loan him back to us for 6 months. Hoilett will worm his way to another club while Bothroyd and Jenas I feel will get shipped out to ease the wage bill. So what’s left? Whose left? Will Barton come back? Maybe, but will he want to, probably not. The facts are were in a fine mess.
The parachute payment cash will help and give us some leeway bringing in some decent players. Its clear Harry will mix it up but we need a fast start. After having being beaten so much in the Premier League a slow start will be horrendous. We don’t want to have a losing mentality again or we could easily do a Wolves, so the first 6 games are crucial. Faurlin returning will be good, Andy Johnson could do a job in the Championship but I see 2 forwards at least coming in. There’s whispers of a deal for Dwight Gayle has been done, but someone like Charlie Austin or even Ebanks-Blake would be ideal, we need a poacher. Keeping Taarbat could be the key, he virtually won the league for us last time, he didn’t do as great as many thought in the Premier League but him on his day will win many games on is own in the Championship. We also need a decent central midfielder, a box to box one and a winger. So the likes of Liam Trotter, Dikgacoi (if Palace don’t go up), Mark Davies even Harry Forrester could be the type of players Harry looks at bringing in, as the big name big money buys clearly have not worked.