QPR's season goes from bad to even worse

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QPR's latest match saw more dismay as they lost to high-flying Southampton, as well as losing star striker Charlie Austin to injury and experienced centre-back Richard Dunne also.

Earlier in the week ex-QPR boss Harry Redknapp resigned as the Hoops manager due to knee problems requiring surgery. Redknapp lead the west London club to Championship promotion last season and has previously been linked to the England managerial position as well as successfully obtaining Champions League football as Spurs boss.

He has managed five Premier League clubs in his time as a manager totalling 1,380 (including non-Premier League fixtures) games as manager winning 40 per cent of them.

The seven-time Premier League manager of the month and 2009/10 Premier League manager of the season winner will be sorely missed as QPR fight for top-flight survival between now and May.

Glenn Hoddle, QPR's ex-assistant manager also left as a result of Redknapp leaving Loftus Road as he was brought in himself by the departed head coach. 

Austin was seen limping off on crutches on Saturday and things looked bleak for QPR fans as they nervously waited for his results to confirm the extend of his injuries.

Luckily for QPR their 13-goal leading goalscorer only bruised his foot and broke no bones meaning he may only miss next week's clash against Sunderland.

Unfortunately for Dunne, things don't look as promising. His injury could leave him out of the QPR side for the remainder of the season, his influence and leadership on the pitch will be no doubt missed.

Although not having one of his finest seasons and being one of the older players in the squad at 35 years of age, the ex-Republic of Ireland international would've been a big player in commanding QPR's defence for the upcoming Premier League clashes.

With over 500 games experience behind him he is almost irreplaceable for Queens Park Rangers at the moment. 

At 19th position in the Premier League standings do QPR have what it takes to survive? Will they be able to cope without Austin and Dunne? Will they replace Redknapp in time? 

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