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Harry Redkapp confident QPR will not be relegated

Redknapp confident that QPR will survive… despite only winning once this season and being eight points from safety

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UPDATED:

19:04 GMT, 30 December 2012

Manager Harry Redknapp came out fighting after his QPR side were beaten 3-0 at home by Liverpool.

Bottom-of-the-table Rangers put in an abject first-half performance against the Anfield club, being taken apart by two-goal Luis Suarez.

QPR head into 2013 in big trouble and eight points from safety, with Redknapp yet to kickstart the revival many expected when he got the job last month.

Plenty of work to do: Harry Redknapp has it all to do if QPR are to avoid the drop

Plenty of work to do: Harry Redknapp has it all to do if QPR are to avoid the drop

The veteran boss himself has criticised his players since taking over, particularly after the pre-Christmas loss to Newcastle, but tonight he had changed his tune.

'I still feel we'll be okay,' he told Sky Sports 1.

'I think we will look to get one or two in, there are some good lads here anyway, I think it's possible. It's my belief we'll be okay.'

Redknapp had previously said he would not encourage owner Tony Fernandes to spend next month if his side remained in trouble, but tonight gave a nod to a change in policy, believing new players could make survival possible.

Frustrated: A dejected Adel Taarabt of QPR sees another game go by without a win

Frustrated: A dejected Adel Taarabt of QPR sees another game go by without a win

'It's not easy getting players in at this stage at the bottom of the league, but if someone is up for the challenge, it's a great chance,' he said.

'We need new faces and if we get the right players we can make a real effort. We have some hard games to come but there is a long way to go. You could have 10 games to go and need 20 points and it can be done.

'Don't give up, we have to keep believing, keep going. Those that are with us are with us, those that aren't, we'll try and do something.'

Rooted to the bottom: Taarabt reacts after a chance on goal is wasted

Rooted to the bottom: Taarabt reacts after a chance on goal is wasted

The former Tottenham boss also stood by his players when asked if they had not tried against Liverpool.

Suarez went past QPR's defenders at will and Liverpool should have had more than their three, but Redknapp would not condemn his men.

'It's difficult,” he said. 'It's easy to sit there and say there's no fight. It's easy to say that. We got moved about by better players. Suarez… What can you do when he does that to Clint Hill

'I think it's easy to say it was a lack of effort. We started the season getting beat five by Swansea. You can only get the best out of what you've got.'

Mick McCarthy in line for Bolton job

McCarthy in line for Bolton job should Gartside call time on Coyle's reign

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UPDATED:

21:58 GMT, 7 October 2012

Mick McCarthy has emerged as a leading contender if Bolton decide to axe Owen Coyle.

Saturday’s defeat at Millwall left Coyle’s side seventh from bottom in the Championship. Afterwards the dejected Scot admitted to his players that it might be time for them to hear ‘a new voice’.

Chairman Phil Gartside will weigh up his options during the international break, but he knows that McCarthy would be a popular choice among supporters.

Borrowed time: Coyle (left) could be replaced by McCarthy (right)

Borrowed time: Coyle (left) could be replaced by McCarthy (right)

Borrowed time: Coyle (left) could be replaced by McCarthy (right)

Helsingborgs 2 Sunderland 0: Black Cats poor pre-season continues in Sweden

Helsingborgs 2 Sunderland 0: Black Cats poor pre-season continues in Sweden

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UPDATED:

17:57 GMT, 4 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Sunderland's disappointing pre-season continued as they followed up their pre-season defeat to Hartlepool with a defeat to Helsingborgs in Sweden.

After a goalless first half the hosts took the lead after Alfreo Finnbogason's strike hit the post then rebounded off goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and into the net.

The lead was doubled after 73 minutes when a low strike eight yards out by May Mahlangu went under the Belgian.

Tough day: Sunderland's Ryan Shawcross looks dejected

Tough day: Sunderland's Ryan Shawcross looks dejected

North-east rivals Newcastle faired better as they drew 0-0 with Dutch side ADO Den Haag.

Gabriel Obertan was unlucky not to find the net with a dipping volley after 24 minutes which was well saved by home stopper Gino Coutinho, while Shola Ameobi had a goal ruled out for offside after 79 minutes.

South Africa 36 England 27: – Match report

South Africa 36 England 27: Lancaster's men stage brave fightback but not enough to save series

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UPDATED:

16:52 GMT, 16 June 2012

England put up a spirited fight back against South Africa in Johannesburg but it was too little too late as they lost the second Test and with it the series.

South Africa went 22-3 down after just 20 minutes and were 25-10 behind at the break, which left England a mountain to climb in the second half.

But England came back into the game after the break thanks to a try from Ben Youngs and the boot of Toby Flood, but it was not enough as they were still 36-27 down at full time.

More to follow…

Down and out: England look dejected as referee as they lost the second Test and the series

Down and out: England look dejected as referee as they lost the second Test and the series

On the charge: England's Manusamoa Tuilagi runs with the ball

On the charge: England's Manusamoa Tuilagi runs with the ball

Brought down: Tuilagi is tackled by South Africa's Marcell Coetzee

Brought down: Tuilagi is tackled by South Africa's Marcell Coetzee

Good catch: JP Pietersen takes a high ball as Mouritz Botha challenges

Good catch: JP Pietersen takes a high ball as Mouritz Botha challenges

Diving over: Toby Flood scores for England

Diving over: Toby Flood scores for England

Stop there: Ben Foden is stopped in his tracks

Stop there: Ben Foden is stopped in his tracks

Diving save: Bryan Habana is tackled by Ben Foden

Diving save: Bryan Habana is tackled by Ben Foden

Ian Holloway in rant at anti-doping officers

Holloway launches into astonishing rant at anti-doping officers after Wembley woe

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 20 May 2012

Dejected: Blackpool boss Ian Holloway

Dejected: Blackpool boss Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway launched a furious tirade at UK Anti-Doping officers in the Wembley tunnel after asking them to delay urine tests briefly on Barry Ferguson and Kevin Phillips.

The two players had been randomly selected following Saturday’s Championship play-off final, but an emotional Holloway wanted them to be allowed back into the Blackpool dressing room so he could tell his team how proud he was of their performance before conducting a post-match press conference.

Officers let Ferguson return but initially detained Phillips, sparking a Holloway rant that lasted several minutes.

The Blackpool manager was heard to shout: ‘Don’t give me that bull****. Your rules are just so much bull****. Use your discretion. I want all my players in one room — now!

‘I want to talk to all my players together and I shouldn’t have to get this angry just to speak to my players as a group.’

Afterwards, Holloway made what appeared to be a vague reference to Rio Ferdinand’s missed drugs test in 2003.

‘It’s like bureaucracy gone mad,’ he said. ‘My players wouldn’t walk off and go shopping, so why should I be punished about that It’s madness.

Detained: Barry Ferguson (centre) and Kevin Phillips (right) were held back

Detained: Barry Ferguson (centre) and Kevin Phillips (right) were held back

‘I had to get Kevin Phillips back out and they would only let Barry Ferguson come back out. What’s going on When they won’t let me get my players in so I can talk to them as a group, it’s a nonsense.’

Dorus de Vries says he has no regrets about swapping Swansea for Wolves

No regrets: De Vries says he was right to quit high flying Swans for relegated Wolves

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UPDATED:

13:21 GMT, 27 April 2012

Wolves keeper Dorus de Vries has no regrets about leaving tomorrow's opponents Swansea last summer despite the midlands club being relegated from the Barclays Premier League.

De Vries will make only his second league appearance since his move from the Liberty Stadium against Brendan Rodgers' side in place of the injured Wayne Hennessey.

But the Dutchman is philosophical about how events have mapped out during the past nine months and is looking to establish himself as number one while Hennessey recovers from knee ligament surgery.

It never rains it pours : Dejected Dorus De Vries sees Wolves relegated

It never rains it pours : Dejected Dorus De Vries sees Wolves relegated

De Vries said: “I had some great years at the Liberty Stadium, great memories. Swansea deserve to be where they are at the moment, they've had a great season.

'A lot of the players have been there since League Two and to show their quality at Premier League level, and the way they play, is magnificent.

'I had a great connection with the supporters although it might be a little bit different on the weekend!'

With regard to his move to Molineux, De Vries said: 'It's easy to look later on. I don't have a magic wand and no one can predict the future.

'I always thought Swansea, with their style, would be suited to playing at Premier League level but looking back, at the time I signed for Wolves, I had a good feeling for Wolves.

Relegation confirmed: Sergio Aquero scores the goal past De Vries to send Wolves into The Championship

Relegation confirmed: Sergio Aquero scores the goal past De Vries to send Wolves into The Championship

'There are no 'ifs' because I cannot turn back time and, at the time it felt the right choice. I'm sticking with that.'

De Vries has no doubts that Rodgers will manage one of the top Premier League clubs in the future.

He said: 'It doesn't surprise me at all that Brendan is being tipped for bigger things in his career.

'Tactically, he is really up there, his training methods are really good. He is still a young manager but I see him doing bigger things. I regard him really highly.

The new man: Michel Vorm has been a revelation for Swansea this season

The new man: Michel Vorm has been a revelation for Swansea this season

'I wouldn't be surprised if eventually he ends up at one of the big clubs. I know his character, he is obsessed by the game, has a great vision, and I've got nothing but positive things to say about him.'

De Vries is challenging Wolves to end the season on a high despite going down ahead of plotting for an instant return to the top flight.

He said: 'Although we got relegated, we want to make a positive ending in the last three games for us.

'We owe it to the fans for whom it has been a horrible season as well as for everyone involved with the club.

'In the last three games we want to create a positive feeling going into the summer break, reflect on the season, and then kick on next season.

'From the start you've got to be ready for the Championship.'

Wolves will be without on-loan Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong at the Liberty Stadium.

Bassong suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's 2-0 home reversal by Manchester City and will be sidelined for up to a fortnight.

Christophe Berra is poised to replace Bassong as interim manager Terry Connor searches for his first win at the 11th attempt.

AP McCoy on Synchronised – Andy Hooper"s image of the week

Andy Hooper: My favourite image of the week… AP McCoy wins Gold Cup on Synchronised

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week, Sportsmail's top snappers Andy Hooper, Graham Chadwick and Kevin
Quigley will be showcasing their favourite image.

Andy chooses this capture of AP McCoy celebrating winning the Gold Cup on Synchronised.

A jubilant Tony McCoy enters the unsaddling enclosure at Cheltenham after winning the Gold Cup on Synchronised,

This is one of the busiest races in the calendar, with all the talk before about Kauto Star going for his third win. As this was the story of the day I was focusing on Kauto Star, who unfortunately pulled up halfway through the race.

I had to run and photograph a dejected Ruby Walsh on Kauto Star then rush to the final jump for an action picture. As soon as I had that it was then a mad run back to the winner's enclosure to capture this image of the jockey.

Normally McCoy doesn’t show too much emotion but here he is thrilled with his win after snatching it from another favourite Long Run. The delight on the punter’s and stable girl’s faces is clear to see.

Technical data: Nikon D4, Lens 300mm, Exposure 1/800th of a second at F3.5, ISO 640

AP McCoy