QPR boss unsure over Faurlin return

Harry Redknapp says he is unsure when QPR’s popular midfielder Alejandro Faurlin might be ready to return to action.

Faurlin faces a long road back after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage for the second time.

But Rangers boss Harry Redknapp says the Argentine is determined to make another comeback.

Redknapp said: “It’s a long job for Ale. Hopefully he’ll be back. I’m sure he will. He’s a very determined boy and I’m sure he’ll get himself fit again.

“He’ll be back. When, I wouldn’t like to put a date on it. But I’m sure he’ll be back playing. I really don’t know how long it’s going to be though.”

Meanwhile, Redknapp says there have not been any developments in the club’s pursuit of Jermain Defoe.

Rangers were unable to agree Defoe’s release from FC Toronto in the final hours of the previous transfer window and expect to sign the 32-year-old in January.

But Redknapp, who recently claimed a deal was far from agreed, said on Thursday: “The chairman’s away at the moment on business and [chief executive] Phil Beard’s busy, so we haven’t really pushed on with that one.”

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