Queens Park Rangers unveil new manager Harry Redknapp who faces a daunting task keeping the club in the Premier League. The Loftus Road club are bottom of the Premier League with four points from 13 games and seven points from safety.
“We’ve got to do better to give ourselves any chance of getting out of this mess,” said Redknapp, who replaced the sacked Mark Hughes at the weekend.
“I need 11 people with ability to put effort in. If they don’t they’re not going to play and I’ll get 11 who do.”
The former Spurs boss says the club are discussing deals to add Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond to his coaching team, added:
“I’m looking for people to graft and work.
“I’ve got no time for people who lose the ball and throw their hands up in the air or stand around with their hands on their hips. We are in a relegation battle.
“They’ve got to realise they are in this position because they haven’t really performed to their capabilities at the moment and they’ve got to do better.
“The players have to take responsibility for performances. They’ve got to up their performance level and get us out of trouble.
“I feel that there is enough ability here that with a bit of confidence we can hopefully climb the table.”
Redknapp saved Portsmouth from relegation during two spells at the Fratton Park club, while also taking over at Tottenham when they were close to the bottom of the table and taking them to Champions League qualification the following season.
“We mustn’t kid ourselves,” he said. “This is much tougher than those two jobs in my opinion, but I’m optimistic we can pull it off.