QPR boss regrets missing out on Odemwingie

18. Peter OdemwingieNot landing West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie during January is QPR boss Harry Redknapp’s big regret of the season.

A home defeat to Stoke means the R’s are just one game away from being relegated back to the Championship and Redknapp has more or less conceded defeat in his battle to beat the drop.

Despite the inevitable drop to the second tier of English football, Redknapp claims there is not a lot he would have changed over the course of his reign, except to make a bigger effort to land Odemwingie, who saw a January move to Loftus Road collapse after his bizarre deadline day actions.

“I would not have changed an awful lot, really,” Redknapp said. “I’d have probably tried harder to get the boy from West Brom, Odemwingie.

“He might have really given us something up there, with Bobby Zamora not being 100 per cent fit. He might have scored four or five goals that make the difference.

“He did no different to what about 50 other footballers did on the same day. He made one big mistake. He was too honest, he turned up at the football club, he was silly.”

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