Redknapp still not convinced two up front is the way forward for QPR

Harry Redknapp remains unconvinced that QPR are better off with two up front, despite the midweek crushing of Bournemouth.

Redknapp, whose team face Blackburn at Loftus Road today, believes Rangers’ promotion bid hinges largely on the strength of their midfield and has been reluctant to accommodate a second striker.

He did opt to start with Andy Johnson alongside top scorer Charlie Austin against Bournemouth in a 4-4-2 formation, but the 3-0 victory has not changed his opinion and a return to one up front is on the cards.

Asked if Wednesday’s match had led to a rethink, Redknapp said: “Not really. We haven’t lost a game at home playing with one up front either.

“You can lose control of a game sometimes by playing with two up. It was a good result the other night, but certainly playing with one up front has been very successful for us this year.

“In that game it [two up front] worked for us, yes, but we won games before that so there was nothing wrong with the system before the other night.”

The Rangers manager added: “There are very few [successful] teams in the world now that play with two up front. Watch the World Cup and I doubt you’ll see teams playing with two strikers.

“We’ll look at each game and take it as it comes. It’ll be horses for courses. In some games we’ll play with the three [in midfield] to thicken us up and at other times we’ll stick two up front and play differently.”

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