Redknapp braced for crucial QPR matches

Harry Redknapp has admitted that QPR’s next few matches could determine whether they stay in the Premier League this season.

They face Leicester at Loftus Road on Saturday and crucial home games against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Burnley during December.

“The next four or five games will probably have a big bearing on how our season goes,” said the Rangers boss.

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“We play Leicester, Burnley and Palace – we’ve got games against teams who are going to be down there with us.

“They’re massive games really. They’re games we’ve got to get some points out of.

“That’s what determines your season, when you play the teams that are going to be down there with you.”

Rangers look likely to be without Sandro against Leicester as the Brazilian midfielder is again struggling with a knee problem.

Sandro was taken off during Saturday’s defeat at Newcastle and Redknapp admitted the injury “didn’t look good”.

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