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Burnley will last the pace, says QPR boss Redknapp

Lancashire Telegraph: Harry Redknapp Harry Redknapp

‘WRITE Burnley off at your peril!’ – that’s the warning from Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.

The London club started the new year outside of the automatic promotion places, trailing the second placed Clarets by one point after the New Year’s Day games, when Burnley beat Huddersfield 3-2 at Turf Moor and a late Charlie Austin goal earned the Hoops a 2-1 home win over Doncaster.

Burnley maintained their advantage at the weekend with a 2-1 win at struggling Yeovil Town, in which top scorer Danny Ings and Sam Vokes scored in either half, while QPR won 3-1 at Ipswich Town to stay third.

Redknapp was quizzed live on national radio about the current standings at top end of the Championship, and when it was put to him that Burnley were “hanging in there”, the QPR boss hit back.

“People keep writing Burnley off. I don’t think Burnley are going to fade away,” said the former Spurs chief.

“What I’ve seen of Burnley they are a very good team.

“Their two front men are excellent – they score goals and they both scored again at the weekend.”

Redknapp has been equally impressed by Burnley’s defensive work, and singled out Kieran Trippier for praise.

“They are solid. The right back is an outstanding young player,” he continued.

“They are a good side so I think they will be bang there at the end.”

But Redknapp expects leaders Leicester City to be tough to topple.

“Leicester look very good. They are full of pace, full of energy. Good team,” he noted, adding that there were other serious challengers in the promotion race.

“There are lots of teams below us. Derby and Nottingham Forest are all there,” he said.

“You wouldn’t like to predict at the moment.

“A couple of results either way, it could all change so quickly.”

Former Sheffield United and Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock, who was also on the show, said he had been impressed by Burnley but had concerns over their squad size.

“Sean Dyche is a very good manager,” he said, adding that Ings was a major asset for the Clarets: “If there’s a better striker at the moment I have not seen him given the goals he has scored but if QPR sign a striker I think they’ve got a far better squad.”

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12:56pm Tue 14 Jan 14

tall in the saddle says...

I think that the lovely Neil Warnock means that QPR have a far bigger squad. Of course though he would say better as he brought in a lot of the QPR squad including the equally lovely Barton before Fenandez got shut.
I think that the lovely Neil Warnock means that QPR have a far bigger squad. Of course though he would say better as he brought in a lot of the QPR squad including the equally lovely Barton before Fenandez got shut. tall in the saddle
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12:58pm Tue 14 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,,
l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,, noddy57
  • Score: -28

1:02pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

noddy57 wrote:
l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,,
That's right, QPR manager Harry Redknapp who has managed hundreds and hundreds of games in the Premier League knows much less than a couple of jealous Blackburn inbred wannabee Clarets.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,,[/p][/quote]That's right, QPR manager Harry Redknapp who has managed hundreds and hundreds of games in the Premier League knows much less than a couple of jealous Blackburn inbred wannabee Clarets. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 35

1:49pm Tue 14 Jan 14

FCBurnley says...

noddy57 wrote:
l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,,
Noddy, you just made yourself look jealous and stupid.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,,[/p][/quote]Noddy, you just made yourself look jealous and stupid. FCBurnley
  • Score: 22

2:12pm Tue 14 Jan 14

eddyo says...

'arry is 'avin a giraffe - just keeping the spotlight off the Rs, you fick norven muppets.
'arry is 'avin a giraffe - just keeping the spotlight off the Rs, you fick norven muppets. eddyo
  • Score: -12

2:19pm Tue 14 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

eddyo wrote:
'arry is 'avin a giraffe - just keeping the spotlight off the Rs, you fick norven muppets.
Well, the voice of reason. Check up from the neck for you.
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: 'arry is 'avin a giraffe - just keeping the spotlight off the Rs, you fick norven muppets.[/p][/quote]Well, the voice of reason. Check up from the neck for you. RobH2O
  • Score: 13

5:03pm Tue 14 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,,
That's right, QPR manager Harry Redknapp who has managed hundreds and hundreds of games in the Premier League knows much less than a couple of jealous Blackburn inbred wannabee Clarets.
managed hundreds and hundreds of games in the Premier League
and won nothing but the FA CUP with Portsmouth in 2008
say's it all reaily no premier league title for our array
bit like burnley flattering to deceive
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: l,m afraid Harry is as deluded as the dingles,,COYB,,[/p][/quote]That's right, QPR manager Harry Redknapp who has managed hundreds and hundreds of games in the Premier League knows much less than a couple of jealous Blackburn inbred wannabee Clarets.[/p][/quote]managed hundreds and hundreds of games in the Premier League and won nothing but the FA CUP with Portsmouth in 2008 say's it all reaily no premier league title for our array bit like burnley flattering to deceive jim 2012
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7:18pm Tue 14 Jan 14

McClaret says...

If QPR sign a striker they will have a far better squad - wonder who he might be referring to? We replaced with Ings, who will the retards replace with?
If QPR sign a striker they will have a far better squad - wonder who he might be referring to? We replaced with Ings, who will the retards replace with? McClaret
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Wed 15 Jan 14

fermenter says...

If QPR signs a striker!! how many do they have currently?
If QPR signs a striker!! how many do they have currently? fermenter
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3:00pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

McClaret wrote:
If QPR sign a striker they will have a far better squad - wonder who he might be referring to? We replaced with Ings, who will the retards replace with?
Mc you should know that Barnes was only a stand in striker whilst Ulloa was injured for 10 weeks. You have effectively signed BHA 's reserve and they engineered his leaving by not offering him a decent contract. There's no way would he have played 24 games this season otherwise. Read Brighton Argus.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: If QPR sign a striker they will have a far better squad - wonder who he might be referring to? We replaced with Ings, who will the retards replace with?[/p][/quote]Mc you should know that Barnes was only a stand in striker whilst Ulloa was injured for 10 weeks. You have effectively signed BHA 's reserve and they engineered his leaving by not offering him a decent contract. There's no way would he have played 24 games this season otherwise. Read Brighton Argus. Harwoodstblue
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6:59pm Wed 15 Jan 14

stevieclaret says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
McClaret wrote:
If QPR sign a striker they will have a far better squad - wonder who he might be referring to? We replaced with Ings, who will the retards replace with?
Mc you should know that Barnes was only a stand in striker whilst Ulloa was injured for 10 weeks. You have effectively signed BHA 's reserve and they engineered his leaving by not offering him a decent contract. There's no way would he have played 24 games this season otherwise. Read Brighton Argus.
Yet all the Brighton fans comments say we are getting a good one. He sounds like he will fit in just nicely thank you very much n spur Ings n vokes on further. Tell me again - how many goals has your centre forward partnership scored?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: If QPR sign a striker they will have a far better squad - wonder who he might be referring to? We replaced with Ings, who will the retards replace with?[/p][/quote]Mc you should know that Barnes was only a stand in striker whilst Ulloa was injured for 10 weeks. You have effectively signed BHA 's reserve and they engineered his leaving by not offering him a decent contract. There's no way would he have played 24 games this season otherwise. Read Brighton Argus.[/p][/quote]Yet all the Brighton fans comments say we are getting a good one. He sounds like he will fit in just nicely thank you very much n spur Ings n vokes on further. Tell me again - how many goals has your centre forward partnership scored? stevieclaret
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