HARRY Redknapp and the QPR squad travel to Dubai this afternoon as the R’s manager takes advantage of the break in fixtures to put his players through their paces in the United Arab Emirates.
A number of Premier League clubs are doing likewise and, with QPR’s next game being against Manchester United on Saturday week, Redknapp believes this provides an ideal opportunity for the squad to spend some time together and make use of better playing surfaces.
“I think there are six teams going to Dubai this week, everyone is getting away to do a bit of training,” Redknapp told www.qpr.co.uk.
With another cold snap hitting the UK, Redknapp explained why getting out of the country will be useful for his squad.
“Our training ground at Harlington is not the best, to say the least,” he said. “When it rains, the pitch floods. When it snows, we can’t get on it. We’ve got no undersoil heating. So this is an opportunity to get out and train on some good surfaces.
“This will provide a good break. We need to get away to train on a decent surface for a few days.”