There are rifts in the QPR camp, reveals Redknapp

The Rs boss admits that there are problems with squad morale, deeming it worse than anything he has experienced before, warning that next season will be difficult
QPR manager Harry Redknapp admits that there are obvious rifts in the Rs' camp, suggesting that the stark disparity between the players' wages has caused a divide in the squad.

The Hoops' are 10 points adrift of safety and look all but down heading into the final four games of the season, particularly as they have now gone five games without a win.

Redknapp appears to have accepted as much as he went public on the squad's morale issues, intimating that, though he was unsure where the divisions in the squad were exactly, they were there for all to see.

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"It is always a problem trying to heal a rift, it is not easy. I would be lying if I said there were not splits in the camp here. That has been obvious for everyone to see all year," he told reporters.

"It is hard to know who speaks to who; I just take them out on the training ground. I haven't had this much anywhere else but, when we came, it was obvious there was a problem."

"It is difficult with players earning differently. It is not a problem if you are playing with Robin van ­Persie or Steven Gerrard and they are getting 130 or 140 grand a week while ­someone else is getting 50 – ­because you don't mind if they're worth it and so good.

"So that's a problem if players look at others and think: 'He isn't that good'. That's when you get problems. People don't mind others getting good money if they earn it."

Redknapp, looking ahead to next season's probable campaign in the Championship, repeated his belief that it would be difficult to bounce straight back, citing Wolves' current struggles as an example of a recently relegated team not meeting expectations.

"It will be hard next year," he continued. "Wolves went down last season and everyone, me included, thought they would come straight back up. They have good players, a good side, a good set up and a good stadium.

"They look like they could go down another division. Wolves made a big mistake when Mick McCarthy left ­before they went down. Then they made some appointments that maybe weren't right."