Redknapp: Players had a chance and blew it

Harry Redknapp said the humiliating FA Cup defeat at home to MK Dons proved QPR need to spend before the transfer deadline because some of his players cannot be relied upon.

Redknapp left out a number of first-choice players but his line-up still included names with pedigree, such as Esteban Granero and a faded Ji-sung Park.

Yet the League One outfit strolled to a 4-2 victory – a final scoreline which flattered Redknapp’s side.

And the R’s boss said: “I gave them a chance because some of them have been knocking at my door saying they should play and with others I’ve been told they’re good players. Well I gave them a chance and they blew it.

“You know what? It answers questions. Not for me – I knew the answers. But it maybe answers questions for those who didn’t know.

“People think they should be playing and their agents think they should be getting a chance. Well they had their chance.

“I’ve said all along we need to improve. That’s why I’ve traipsed all over Europe trying to sign players.

“I’ll go home with the  raving hump. I didn’t pick a team to lose, I picked a team that should have been able to beat MK Dons.”

Rangers had chances in the first half, with Armand Traore and Jamie Mackie going close.

But their shoddy defending was punished twice, putting the visitors firmly in control by the interval.

“At half-time I couldn’t feel too upset with them,” said Redknapp.

“I thought we played well in the first half but gave two diabolical goals away and found ourselves 2-0 down.

“We came out second half, their third goal was offside but that’s no excuse, and the fourth was sloppy from us as well.

“Their first two goals gave us a mountain to climb and we couldn’t climb it.”



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