Redknapp had his tongue partially in the corner of his mouth, but was serious the type of play anywhere stoical character as represented by the Northern Ireland international was the order of the day at Loftus Road.
The manager joked with the Fulham Chronicle: "Chris keeps passing to his own team, which is a new game we're trying to play this year.
"He can play left-back, right-back, centre-half midfield; he's a bright type. He only came in Thursday but I've always liked him.
"The players I've signed so far all speak the same language. You say 'good morning' and they say 'good morning' back. I want lads who want to be here and with that attitude."