Redknapp says QPR could rue Zamora red after crazy challenge


Rangers face Everton in must win game on Sunday.


Harry Redknapp admits QPR will miss suspended striker Bobby Zamora when they continue their fight against relegation against Everton at Goodison Park.

The Hoops travel to the in-form Blues hoping for a win that will kick-start a season-saving run of victories.

But Redknapp believes Zamora’s challenge on Jordi Gomez, that saw him sent off 20 minutes into the game that finished 1-1, could come back to haunt QPR.

“It was a crazy challenge and it’s cost us dearly because we lost him for most of that game and for the next three matches,” said Redknapp.

“He’s not 100% fit but he’s still a good player.

“When Bobby and [Loic] Remy have played together we always look like we’re going to win, but we can’t get the partnership together.

“Bobby’s sending off was a rash decision and missing him for three games is a big loss.”

Remy will shoulder the burden of Zamora’s absence and his manager believes he has shown he is more than capable of handling the pressure since joining in January.

And despite the disappointment of the draw with Wigan, Redknapp still believes his side, who sit 19th in the Premier League table seven points from safety, can still beat the drop.

“Remy is a goal scorer, he scores fantastic goals and is a great finisher,”said Redknapp.

“He could have scored three last week and in a full season in the Premier League, he will get you 20 goals.

“It wasn’t easy after the Wigan game. I felt low over the weekend but you just have to get on with it.

“Getting the three points at Everton is massive. We certainly need to win four games and draw one to give ourselves any sort of chance.”

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