Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Five-day forecast

QPR boss aims to avoid rubbing Swindon out of record books with win at Wigan

Queens Park Rangers Manager Harry Redknapp. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA Wire. Queens Park Rangers Manager Harry Redknapp. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Friday, December 7, 2012
1:16 PM

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is desperate for his side to end their winless start to the Premier League and avoid becoming the side who had the longest winless start to a campaign.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The R’s hold the record jointly with Swindon Town, who went 15 Premier League games without a win at the start of the 1993/94 season, and failure to beat Wigan will mean they hold the unwanted statistic outright.

“I didn’t know it was a record,” Redknapp said. “I’m not looking at records.

“It’s just a bad stat anyway. We need to put it right as quick as we can really.

“I’ve been pleased with the two performances. We edged the game against Villa.

“The players have been good lads to work with so hopefully we’re not too far away.”

The Rangers boss has been impressed with the quality of training the players have produced during his first two weeks in charge.

“The intensity in training has been first class,” he added. “They’ve trained well.

“You need a group of players to be successful and keep out of trouble. We need everybody to keep pulling together.”

When asked what changes had he made behind the scenes, Redknapp replied: “Not too many really. I can’t say I have.

“These are the players that are here. You can’t bring anybody else here.

“I’ve got what I’ve got and I couldn’t be more pleased with the effort that they’ve shown. We just need a result now.”

Latest Championship league team news & match results

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

0 comments

Premier League table

<a href='http://www.football-scores-live.com/'>live football scores</a>
live football scores

LDN24 Promotions

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »

Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

Read full story »