QPR boss Redknapp eyes Remy & Zamora striker partnership

The debutant took less than 15 minutes to score for the Rs, and his new manager was buoyed by his link-up play with Adel Taarabt and hopes for similar with the former Fulham man

Manager Harry Redknapp intends to play Loic Remy alongside Bobby Zamora as QPR's first-choice striking partnership.

The France international forward scored a goal less than 15 minutes into his debut in Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at West Ham following his arrival from Marseille in a deal for £8 million.

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And Zamora is nearing a return from a lengthy hip injury, which has put him out of action since mid-November, while striker Djibril Cisse has been loaned out to Qatar-based club Al Gharafa.

"Remy’s movement is good, he’s quick and he’ll score goals for us I’m sure. I fancy him and Zamora together," Redknapp told reporters after the match.

"I've got to find a way of playing them two, and then Adel Taarabt as well. It will give us a bit of attacking threat. Taarabt could play in a diamond, in behind.

"I'll find a way of playing trying to get the best out of them. If Bobby Zamora is fit it will make a big difference to us. I love him."

Debutant Remy enjoyed an excellent start to the game, looking to run in behind the Hammers onto playmaker Taarabt’s neat through-balls.

After a handful of false starts, the striker and Moroccan combined to send the Rs into the lead and centre-back Clint Hill praised the instant impact of the new signing.

"It was brilliant to see him take that chance," Hill added.

"He made a couple of runs and was just flagged offside and then he burst through and took it well. He buried it bottom corner so that shows the quality he has got.

"For him to get his first goal will be a weight off his shoulders and, if we can keep the ball and create a few more chances for him, he will go on and be a great signing for us."

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, however, blamed the poor positioning of central defenders James Tomkins and Winston Reid for the opening goal, explaining: "It was certainly our fault that he scored.

"We made it very easy for Remy. They tried to play an offside and all they had to do was stay with the runner and it wouldn't have been a problem."