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QPR boss has no need for Adel Taarabt

Taarabt has started just six games all season for Fulham.(©GettyImages)
Taarabt has started just six games all season for Fulham.(©GettyImages).

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has revealed he is not interested in welcoming back Adel Taarabt, who is on a season-long loan at Fulham, according to West London Sport.

The Moroccan desired Premier League football and secured a loan move to the Cottagers in the summer after QPR were relegated. But the striker has been an outcast at Fulham and new boss Rene Meulensteen may look to send him back to his parent club in January.

However the current loan deal doesn’t include the option to send the player back to Loftus Road early, so it is unlikely Taarabt will be rejoining Redknapp until the summer.

Redknapp said: “Yes, I’ve heard that they do want him out. Let’s see what happens. I’m not desperate.

“Players who wanted to leave in the summer because we got relegated – good luck to them at their new clubs.

“I’ve not even thought about Adel. He’s at Fulham as far as I’m concerned and Fulham are in trouble but he’s still not playing, which must be disappointing.”

The ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss sold Taarabt to QPR whilst in charge at White Hart Lane and is in no mood to offer support to the striker.

“He had the chance to go to Fulham and play in the Premier League.” Redknapp added.“Would he get the message? He’s gone to Fulham and has he got the message there? I don’t think he has. So I don’t think he’d get the message [here].”

The 24-year-old has been limited to just 11 appearances in all competitions for the Whites this season, scoring two goals in the process.

Redknapp bemoaned the striker’s indiscipline and said: “I just want good lads who go to bed early, get up in the morning, come in to training, earn their thousands of pounds a week by training hard – it’s not asking too much.”

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