QPR boss Redknapp planning for next season: We need a De Zeeuw and Merson

QPR boss Harry Redknapp hopes he can "freshen up" the squad when they go down to the Championship. Redknapp set out the type of players he'll need.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp hopes he can "freshen up" the squad when they go down to the Championship.

Redknapp set out the type of players he'll need.

You'd like to freshen it up," he said. "When I went to Portsmouth that first year I was lucky, an awful lot of players were out of contract and I could change things around. And I brought characters into the club – like Arjan de Zeeuw from Wigan, who was an absolute leader of men, a fantastic person. That's what you're looking for, you need people like that to come in.

"I took Paul Merson for five grand a week, Villa were paying him the rest of his wages, and he turned the club around for me with his ability and enthusiasm. That's what you're looking for and they're out there. We've got some. But you'd like to change things around a bit if you can. In the summer I could build my own team if I have the chance but I don't know if I'll be able to."

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