QPR boss Harry Redknapp claimed a lack of striking options was the main reason for Sunday’s disappointing goalless draw with Crystal Palace.
Under the stewardship of caretaker manager Keith Millen for the third time after Neil Warnock’s sacking, Palace denied a lacklustre Rangers their fourth consecutive Premier League victory at Loftus Road.
And Redknapp blamed the result on his limited attacking options, with Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora QPR’s only strikers.
“It was a hard day and I couldn’t sit here and say we deserved to win because we never did,” he said.
“We didn’t have enough up top today, they kept Charlie and Bobby quiet and defended really well.
“Of course we need another striker in. You need four strikers at the club to be able to change and freshen up.
“I’ve only got two, and it’s not enough. So it’s going to be hard, because there’s not going to be many good strikers available in January.”
Both sides struggled to impose themselves in a scrappy encounter, though Palace did have the better of the action in the opening half.
The hosts regrouped after the interval, however, and went close to taking the lead through two audacious efforts from the impressive Leroy Fer, while Steven Caulker saw a header cleared off the line.
A point lifts QPR into 15th place, and Redknapp conceded that a share of the spoils was fair.
“It was a tough game today,” he added. “It was difficult. You always felt with their pace that they only had to turn the ball forward and they’d be dangerous.
“Palace have been a good team this year – they’ve got pace and are strong in midfield and when I saw them earlier in the season I didn’t think they’d be a struggling team.
“All the teams down the bottom are decent teams, Burnley, Leicester, Palace – they’re all good teams – so I was very surprised about Neil going, he’d done a good job I thought.”

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