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REDKNAPP: ‘WINNING A GOOD HABIT’

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21:55 15th January 2013

by @OfficialQPR

Gaffer speaks after third-round replay win

HARRY Redknapp laid praise to his side after QPR booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup following a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

Jay Bothroyd’s 76th-minute winner was the difference in Rangers’ third-round replay at The Hawthorns, as the R’s also registered a third consecutive clean sheet in the process.

Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk, a delighted Redknapp said: “It was tough. The first half was a bit dour. 

“Rob Green made a fantastic save in the first half and then a number of others when he came under pressure after we scored.

“That’s three clean sheets in a row, which is encouraging. We’re picking up some good results now and some clean sheets.

“We’re getting the best out of the team at the minute. There are areas that I’d like to improve on, but I can’t fault the effort of the players.”

Redknapp – who confirmed January additions to his squad are imminent – also praised the efforts of goalscorer Bothroyd, who struck after recently returning from a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

“Jay Bothroyd did well tonight,” Redknapp added. “He was at Sheffield Wednesday but he didn’t do very well and they sent him back. I put him out there and asked him to show what he can do.

“The league is the most important thing. That is the key for us. You’ve got to try and stay up. The rewards for doing so are so big.

“But winning is a good habit. We’ve won twice away from home now after not doing so for over a year.”

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