QPR boss Redknapp: I'm counting on Nelsen - and Taarabt

New QPR boss Harry Redknapp has assured Adel Taarabt he's counting on him. Taarabt hardly had look in at Tottenham under Redknapp.

New QPR boss Harry Redknapp has assured Adel Taarabt he's counting on him.

Taarabt hardly had look in at Tottenham under Redknapp.

But the new gaffer told The Sun: "I know all about New Zealand defender Ryan Nelsen, having taken him to Spurs in the first place.

"He’s a colossus, a real leader, and I’m looking forward to working with him again.

"Likewise, Adel Taarabt was at White Hart Lane under me, and I loaned him to QPR, before selling him to them a couple of years ago.

"He has always been an amazing talent, but he seems to have grown up a lot since those days and is a better all-round player."

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