Harry Redknapp is concerned QPR’s pre-season preparations have not fully prepared them for the rigours of the Premier League season.
It was their final run out before this weekend’s curtain-raiser with Hull City as the R’s return to the top-flight after a year-long absence.
While the PAOK game ended in defeat, Redknapp was pleased with the workout and hinted he wished QPR had faced a few more tests like this one ahead of the big kick-off.
“It was okay and we needed a workout,” Redknapp said after the PAOK defeat.
“It was very much what I expected today, they kept the ball well. We’re still a bit short.
“It [pre-season] hasn’t been great really.
“We haven’t had very good games. Today is probably the first time we’ve played a decent team on a decent pitch. It’s been a problem for us.”
Redknapp has enough experience to know there are no easy games in the Premier League and reckons Hull represent a big challenge in the opening game.
“Every game is a test in the Premier League,” he added.
“Steve Bruce has done well there. He’s bought a couple of decent strikers and Tom Huddlestone last year.
"They have six or seven decent players and I think they’ll keep consolidating. He’s done a great job there and has got a good squad.
“We’ve got a busy week this week and we’ve got a lot to work on.”