"I had a great chat with Adel," Redknapp told reporters. "He wants to get fit and get back in the team. He worked very hard in training this week.
"Adel's admitted he needs to get fitter and work harder and he's told me that he's going to do that. That's all I want. Adel will be training with us again this morning and as soon as he's fit I'm sure he'll be a valuable player for us."
Redknapp also claimed that Taarabt "might be involved" against Chelsea this weekend.