QPR boss Harry Redknapp has his players playing for him, says former Arsenal defender Martin Keown.

QPR can make a massive statement today against relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "He has a warmth in his personality that attracts people. Peter Crouch also wanted to move, Jermaine Jenas is back playing for him despite rarely featuring during their time together at Spurs, and the situation with Jose Bosingwa has gone full circle.

"Redknapp criticised his attitude, let him have a think about it, and now he has come back a willing competitor and was excellent against Sunderland.

"You can see how much it means to Redknapp by the way he is celebrating the goals - he has a real hunger still."