Harry Redknapp defends Peter Odemwingie after failed QPR move

Peter Odemwingie made his way down to Loftus Road on Thursday although the Nigerian experienced a humiliating few hours after West Brom and QPR were unable to strike a deal for the striker.

Harry Redknapp defends Peter Odemwingie after failed QPR move

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February 1st, 2013

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The deadline passed and Odemwingie remains a Baggies player between now and the end of the season, with the Midlands club allowing the forward a few days off following a transfer debacle which was one of the big stories of transfer deadline day.

It was clear that Harry Redknapp wanted to sign a talented forward as he looks to keep Rangers in the top flight, although Junior Hoilett’s reluctance to sign for West Brom saw any potential deal scuppered and the QPR manager disappointed.

“This deal had been dragging on for about three weeks,” Redknapp said. “Peter Odemwingie was a player we had been trying to sign for several weeks.

“He felt a deal was done but it wasn’t done between the two clubs. There were obviously one or two sticking points.

“He travelled down and just wanted to be on the premises to get the deal done. Unfortunately, he pulled up outside the ground and the cameras were there.

“He wasn’t the only player that turned up and didn’t get a deal done. There were other players at football grounds yesterday and the deals didn’t go through at the last minute, for whatever reasons.

“I just hope the boy is going to be okay because he is a good person and it was a mistake that has been made. Hopefully he can move on from that.”

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