Harry Redknapp hopes Wednesday night's 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Chelsea will enable QPR to attract players in the transfer window after expressing his disappointment at missing out on Joe Cole.

Shaun Wright-Phillips fired an outstanding 78th-minute winner against his former club as Rangers secured their first triumph at Stamford Bridge in three decades. Redknapp believes new signings are required if QPR, who remain at the foot of the table on goal difference, are to escape relegation.

Liverpool playmaker Cole topped Redknapp's wish list but the 31-year-old has opted to return to boyhood club West Ham, according to the Rangers boss. "If I can improve the squad in the window it will give us a chance. This win is very important for us when it comes to signing players," Redknapp said.

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