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Redknapp lays into overpaid QPR stars

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Harry Redknapp has launched a vicious attack on certain members of his Queens Park Rangers squad, claiming they are not worth their hefty wages.

Redknapp suffered his first defeat as QPR boss on Saturday as Newcastle secured a much-needed three points with a 1-0 win at St James' Park.

The former Tottenham manager claimed he would not be busy in the January transfer window, suggesting the club already spends too much money on current players' wages.

"I don't want to spend their [the club's] money, to be honest with you," Redknapp said. "There are a lot of players at this club who earn far too much money for what they are; far, far, far too much money for their ability and what they give to the club.

"I don't really want to see the owners have their pants taken down like they have in the past. There's a lot of agents made money out of them.

"I fined a player last week and he was earning more than any player earned at Tottenham. You shouldn't be paying massive wages when you've got a stadium that holds 18,000 people.

"This club [Newcastle] holds 52,000 and most of their players will be nowhere near some of the wages some of the players are earning here."

Redknapp also confirmed that he had fined full-back Jose Bosingwa two weeks' wages after the former Chelsea defender refused to sit on the bench during QPR's 2-1 victory over Fulham last weekend.

"He didn't want to be on the bench and didn't want to be a substitute, so he went home," Redknapp said. "He has been fined two weeks' wages, £130,000. Not too bad for two weeks, decent isn't it?"

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