QPR players feel they're a stronger team WITHOUT Rio Ferdinand.
The Mirror says a number of Rs players have lost faith in him.
Some were relieved the veteran defender wasn't recalled for Monday's 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Manager Harry Redknapp opted to stay with the Steven Caulker-Richard Dunne centre-back pairing after dropping Ferdinand for the previous game against Liverpool and getting an improved performance in a 3-2 home defeat.
The likelihood grows that the benched former England captain will retire at the end of this season.
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