QPR boss Redknapp: ‘Unfair to criticize Rio Ferdinand, our midfield’s been too open’ [Video]

After choosing to sign for QPR instead of moving to a ‘sunnier climate’, Rio Ferdinand may now be wishing he was sipping cocktails in California with LA Galaxy, as it looks like he’s got a real relegation dogfight on his hands.

QPR have shipped 13 goals already – the second worst record in the league – with Rio at the heart of the defence, where he’s looked slow and cumbersome.

He’s coming in for some stick from the QPR support, but boss Harry Redknapp isn’t having it, saying it’s unfair, and that they’ve been too open in midfield, offering no protection to Rio and the defence.

Click here for more Premier League betting tips