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17:00 28th April 2013

by @OfficialQPR

Redknapp reviews task ahead following R's relegation ...

HARRY REDKNAPP focused on the future after QPR's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed by Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Reading.

Rangers failed to find the breakthrough at the Madejski Stadium as a point apiece sealed both sides’ fate with three games of the top flight season remaining.

Redknapp expressed his disappointment at full-time and is under no illusions the task of securing an immediate return from the Championship will be far from straightforward.

“It’s going to be very hard to get out of it, make no mistake about that,” the R’s boss told

“You need people who are going to be up for playing three times a week next year. We’ve got to get on with it, get the players fit over pre-season and try to get out of a very tough league. 

“QPR are not a superpower going into the Championship, it’s full of quality teams. We’ve got no divine right to come straight back up.”

Redknapp – who took the reins with Rangers winless by late November – conceded the R’s poor start ultimately proved fateful.

The R's boss rued the side's lack of firepower as long-term injuries to front duo Bobby Zamora and Andrew Johnson hampered his attacking plans.

“The club unfortunately had gone 13 games without winning. That’s a bad start by anybody’s standards," he said.

"We've been in near enough every game this year. I just felt we lacked up front a little bit, we’ve been short a bit of quality to win games.

“The balance of the team has never been quite right in all honesty and we just came up short.”

Despite the drop, Redknapp pledged his commitment to the cause ahead of talks with R's chairman Tony Fernandes - in attendance at the Madejski Stadium - on his and the club's future.

He added: "I’ve got to sit down with the owners this week to see what the plans are. 

“They’re great people and I’ll help them do whatever they want to do.”

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