HARRY Redknapp has warned that the QPR side he has at his disposal is not good enough to even finish in the top half of the Championship next season.
Rangers were again massively disappointing at Loftus Road in their final home game of a miserable season – beaten 2-1 by a struggling Newcastle United.
And the Hoops boss did not pull his punches, saying it showed the lack of quality there is in the squad, in spite of the millions invested in players in the past two seasons.
“I've been watching Championship games the last few weeks and I don't think that team we've got here would finish in the top half,” Redknapp said.
“We have to do something about it if we can.
“I haven't a clue who I'm going to get next year and who's going to go. But you need to shift people to get people in. You can't keep bringing a load of players in or you'd end up with about 70 players.
“It's very difficult to shift players that you want to shift – you will always shift one or two that other teams want, that's easy, but shifting the ones you want to get rid of is always difficult.
“We'll have to wait and see what happens, but something's got to be done because one thing is for sure – if you kept that team here next year and played that team all season, you wouldn't finish in the top half of the Championship. That's the quality of the team. That's a fact.”
Redknapp added: “It's down to lack of quality. People keep talking about character, work-rate. But they [the players] try. It's not them not trying. We haven't got a lot of quality in the team. We're short of good players who can really play at the top level.
“People might think they can because they played somewhere a few years ago, but t doesn't work that way.”