Queens Park Rangers boss, Harry Redknapp has told his players that they need to forget about any Christmas party plans and focus on survival in the Premier League.
Newly promoted Rangers are struggling to find any sort of away form after losing seven games out of seven putting them in 19th place in the league.
Redknapp’s side go into the month where they face crunch matches in the form of relegation rivals Burnley, West Brom and Crystal Palace.
The 67-year-old manager told reporters: “No, I’m not into Christmas parties, not for footballers.
“I haven’t spoken to them about it; they haven’t mentioned anything about a Christmas party.
“I think we’ve got a Christmas do on Monday with all the staff who work behind the scenes and run the club. It’s just a meal, so we’re going to go to that, but as far as going out and having a jolly-up, it is not something I want.”
The West London club host fellow strugglers, Burnley on Saturday at Loftus Road and a win for Harry Redknapp’s men will see them potentially move out of the relegation zone barring other results going their way.
Redknapp added: “We’re in a relegation battle and we need to make sure we concentrate fully.”
Unlike QPR however, Burnley have shown some signs of improvement in the last few games, going four matches on the spin unbeaten.
The match up will be a feisty one for the Premier League new boys and the result will certainly give us the biggest indication yet on relegation favourites come the end of the season.