QPR relegation battle leaves Redknapp struggling for sleep

The Hoops are currently at the bottom of the Premier League and the former Tottenham manager has admitted that their relegation battle is keeping him up at night
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that the Hoops' relegation battle is keeping him up at night.

The 65-year-old is still without his first win at Loftus Road since taking over a fortnight ago, and admits he is feeling the pressure of his new job.

QPR have remained winless for a Premier League record of 16 games this season and are eight points adrift of safety.

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While the Hoops have not lost since Redknapp has taken over, significant success still eludes them and the Rangers boss admits the challenge is keeping him awake.

"I've got stuff on my mind and it's not been easy [to sleep]," he told the Evening Standard.

"I was sleeping very well two weeks until I came back to work. It's more difficult because you're lying there waiting for that alarm clock to go off very early.

"You're thinking what you can do, how you can improve it, what's the best team, who can play where? It's a tough job."

But QPR captain Ryan Nelsen feels the team’s performances have improved under Redknapp, and insists they should take positives from their last couple of games.

"I think we've been a lot better. We've had two awkward away games and got points out of them, so we have to take the positives," Nelsen added.