Redknapp wants a new striker after latest defeat

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he wants to sign a new striker before the close of the January transfer window, after watching his side fall to another defeat on Saturday, reports the Express.

QPR went down to a 0-2 home defeat to Manchester United, with all the talk prior to the game being centered around reports Redknapp needed three points in order to avoid the sack.

But Redknapp was positive in his post match interview, insisting the signing of a striker would help his team beat the drop.

He said: “If we can get another striker in on loan then we’ll stay up no problem.”

Redknapp also looked to deny the reports he was on the brink of losing his job.

“It was one reporter saying it and all of a sudden it became gospel,” he said.

“I’ve never been at a club quite like it in my life but someone has made a bit of money out of it,” he said.

“All the speculation that I was going to lose my job if we lost this game, I spoke to (owner) Tony Fernandes this week and he certainly never said anything like that to me.”

QPR have been linked with a move for Ricardo Vaz Te, after West Ham terminated the forward’s contract today, whilst Ravel Morrison has also been linked with a loan move.