HARRY Redknapp hopes to have Loic Remy back at his disposal ahead of QPR’s Premier League opener with Hull City.
The Frenchman sat out Rangers’ final pre-season friendly with Greek side PAOK
but Redknapp admits Remy is all set to return for next weekend’s curtain raiser in W12.
“He’s here, he wants to work and get in the team,” the R’s boss told www.qpr.co.uk
“He’s worked really hard on the training ground, I couldn’t have asked for any more from him. He’s trained great and his attitude’s been first class.
“Hopefully with a week’s training he’ll be fit to play next week.”
Clint Hill’s own goal meant Rangers warmed up for life back in the top flight with a slim 1-0 defeat to their Greek visitors.
Despite the result, Redknapp took comfort from the strength in the opposition – twice Superleague champions – ahead of the serious business starting in seven days’ time.
“It was okay,” he said. “It was very much what I expected.
“They kept the ball well. Today’s the first time we’ve probably played a decent team on a decent pitch.”
Amongst those to impress was debutant Jordon Mutch, who lasted the full 90 minutes on his Loftus Road bow after arriving from Cardiff City.
“It was his first game, he’s still settling in but he’ll do well,” Redknapp added.
“He’s got good ability and he’s got a good future.”
Attentions now turn to Hull as Redknapp and co. size up the challenge of Steve Bruce’s side’s arrival in west London.
Redknapp knows his troops are in for a tough test as he plans a tough few days on the training field in preparation for the big kick-off.
“Every game’s going to be a test in the Premier League,” he added. “Steve Bruce has bought really well and they’ve got a good squad now.
“We’ll get ready for next week now. It’s going to be a busy week, we’ve got a lot to work on.”