Redknapp reluctant to take Taarabt back to QPR

The midfielder has struggled at Fulham this season and failed to feature in Rene Meulensteen's first three games in charge, but the Rs boss is happy to leave him there
Harry Redknapp does not expect Adel Taarabt back at QPR despite the Moroccan struggling for regular games at Fulham.

The midfielder moved across London on a season-long loan following QPR's relegation from the Premier League but has been afforded just three starts in the top flight.

Taarabt has failed to feature since Rene Meulensteen replaced Martin Jol at Fulham, but Redknapp does not expect to see him return to Loftus Road until the end of his loan spell.

"I've heard that Fulham do want him out. Let's see what happens," he told reporters.

"I'm not desperate. Players who wanted to leave in the summer because we got relegated - good luck to them at their new clubs.

"I've not even thought about Adel. He's at Fulham as far as I'm concerned and Fulham are in trouble but he's still not playing, which must be disappointing."