QPR boss expects Charlton fans to help create good atmosphere for derby

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is expecting a good atmosphere at Loftus Road for today’s derby against Charlton.

A win against Chris Powell’s Addicks side could take Rangers back to the top of the Championship depending on how leaders Burnley and second-placed Leicester fare in their games.

And Redknapp, who is celebrating 30 years in management, says he expects his team to be given a tough test.

“London derbies are always difficult and I’ve got a lot of respect for Chris Powell,” Redknapp said.

“He’s done a good job at Charlton and the game won’t be easy, but we’re at home and we always feel we have a good chance of beating anybody at home.

“It will be a good atmosphere – they’ll bring their fair share of support as well – and it’s another important game for us.”

R’s defender Nedum Onuoha has been ruled out after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury.

Junior Hoilett and Jermaine Jenas also have hamstring problems and face fitness tests.



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