Harry Redknapp reveals QPR transfer plans as Beard puts Plan A into action

11:53 30 May 2014

Harry Redknapp. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Harry Redknapp. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

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Safe in the knowledge that QPR are back in the Premier League after their play-off final win over Derby, Harry Redknapp can now give his squad the surgery it requires.

Rangers have 18 players either out of contract or seeing their loan deals expiring and it can be expected that their squad will look notably different come the opening day in the top flight.

Having gone up through the play-offs, QPR have lost three weeks to both Burnley and Leicester in preparation time, forcing Redknapp to start work straight away.

“We need a few [players],” the Rs boss said. “We’re going to have to look round quickly and find the right kind of players.

“You don’t want to be taking gambles bringing crap players in.”

He added: “I haven’t got a list. I’ve never thought about a player – on my wife’s life. I’ve never thought about one player in any division.

“My focus was on the final. You get beat there you’re back in the Championship. You’d have been looking at different players to the Premier. Who knows what would have happened?”

During QPR’s relegation from the top flight in 2012/13, Redknapp accused agents of conducting ‘gang warfare’ and pulling the club’s pants down in his first two months at the helm.

And he vowed that QPR will be stronger this time and insisted that he will have full control over which players come in.

“I won’t sign anybody I don’t want,” he said. “I’ll only sign players I know.

“I knew the ones I brought here this season. You roughly know what you’re going to get [from them] but I’d rather take people I know who can do a job for you.”

Stephane Mbia, Samba Diakite, Adel Taarabt, Esteban Granero, Julio Cesar and Loic Remy will all be returning to Loftus Road after their temporary deals elsewhere come to an end.

And Redknapp is unsure whether they will be leaving the club in the summer, either for another season or for good but is not ruling them out of his squad for next season.

“They’ve got a chance,” he explained. “If they don’t go, they’re back here and they’re good players.”

QPR chief executive Phil Beard was one of those men who oversaw the transfer policy and he is desperate not to see the mistakes of 2012 replicated in 2014.

“We know things have not gone as well we wanted them to over the last couple of years,” he said.

“This is the time to really make things right. There is a real spirit within the club that we want to hold onto, we want to reward the guys that did it this season.

“We need to make sure we bring the right type of players in and give ourselves a good chance in the Premier League.”

He added: “We are two weeks into the summer already so we need to sit down very fast and think about how we are going to move forward.

“We had a Plan A and a Plan B, now we can put Plan A in place.

“The financial implications of being in the Championship and the Premier League are massively different.”

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