English Premiership

Redknapp shopping for striker

2014-12-29 14:28
Harry Redknapp (AFP)
Cape Town - Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp will be shopping for a striker in the January transfer window, but expects a struggle to find an adequate forward at the right price.

QPR have had to rely on in-form Charlie Austin for goals this season. The English forward has scored twelve so far, which is double the combined tally of the rest of the team.

Redknapp will be hoping to bring in some backup, but is pessimistic about his chances of getting a striker on loan in the middle of the season.

"Where are you going to find a striker on loan?" Football411 quotes Redknapp as saying. "Who’s going to loan you a good striker? People will come up with names who are useless. ‘Harry, what about him?’ Yeah, good luck.

"You need four strikers at the club. You need to be able to change, bring a couple of fresh ones on with a bit of pace and get behind people, give them a problem. I can’t do that. We haven’t got it. We haven’t got anyone to freshen it up."

The Hoops are 15th in the league, and know that if they don't find more goals from the rest of the team they could be sucked into a relegation battle.

Harry Redknapp's side take on Swansea in the league on New Year's Day, and Sheffield United in the FA Cup three days later.


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