Harry Redknapp regrets Peter Odemwingie snub

QPR boss Harry Redknapp in the dugout during the match against Wigan against Fulham on April 7, 2013
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Harry Redknapp says that signing Peter Odemwingie in January could have kept Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his regret at not signing Peter Odemwingie during the January transfer window.

The Hoops boss recruited a number of players at the start of the year, with the West Bromwich Albion striker holding out for a move by driving down to Loftus Road in hope of securing a transfer.

However, no deal took place between the two sides for the player and Redknapp feels that the Nigerian could have kept QPR in the Premier League.

"I would not have changed an awful lot [this season], really," Redknapp told ESPN. "I'd have probably tried harder to get the boy from West Brom, Odemwingie.

"He might have really given us something up there with Bobby Zamora not being 100 per cent fit. He might have scored four or five goals that make the difference.

"He did no different to what about 50 other footballers did on the same day. He made one big mistake. He was too honest, he turned up at the football club, he was silly."

Rangers sit 10 points adrift of the safety zone and look destined for relegation to the Championship.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp before kick-off against Fulham on April 1, 2013
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