'We need wins' - Redknapp frustrated by QPR progress after third successive draw

A double from James McCarthy condemned the Rs to a 2-2 draw with Wigan and keeps the team winless this season from their opening 16 games - a new Premier League record

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has underlined his side’s need for victories after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Wigan left the Rs winless after their opening sixteen league games this season.

After going behind to a James McCarthy opener, goals from Ryan Nelsen and Djibril Cisse were not enough to warrant a win, with the midfielder grabbing another to deny Redknapp his first win in charge of the Rs.

The stalemate makes it three draws in a row, having previously drawn with Sunderland and Aston Villa, and saw QPR set a new winless record - taking the mantle from Swindon Town who endured 15 games without a win in the 1993-94 season – but Redknapp believes a solitary victory will be enough to swing the momentum his team's way.

"We need wins. We played at home to Villa and I felt that was a game that we should have won," he told Sky Sports.

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"We got a point against Sunderland and a point today, so that's three games and we haven't lost yet, but we need that win.

"We're at home next week [against Fulham] and we've got to try and get it then. If we can get a win, it'll turn the whole thing around."

With the January transfer window looming, Redknapp also spoke of strengthening his side, acknowledging that some areas of the team might need to be improved if they are to avoid relegation.

"I know where I'd like to improve but it's difficult for me to say because we've got players here at the moment," he continued.

"We will see what happens in the window. If we are still in there, and please God we are, then we will have a look at it and see if we can get one or two in who could give us a push."