The manager of Queens Park Rangers, Harry Redknapp, has defended Niko Kranjcar and has said that the Yugoslavian midfielder will be back in form soon.

Kranjcar who is a contracted player of the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv had joined QPR on loan earlier this summer. He has so far played 3 Championship games for Harry Redknapp’s side, but, he hasn’t managed to impress much.

When asked about Kranjcar’s form, Redknapp said, “Niko has made a couple of appearances for his national side recently and has done well. He is slowly getting back to that level.”

“He wasn’t in great shape coming here as he didn’t have a pre-season at Dynamo. But, the more games he plays, the better he will get.”

QPR is currently at no. 2 in the Championship points table with 27 points in 11 matches. They haven’t lost a game so far in the competition. They have won 8 games, while, in the remaining 3, they have shared points. Their first game after the international break will be against Millwall FC this Saturday.
According to Redknapp, the performances that his team has put up in the last couple of Championship games show that they are making improvements.

The QPR boss said, “In the games against Barnsley and Middlesbrough, we showed great composure. We remained on top throughout those two games and that was really pleasing to see.”
“Now, the upcoming few weeks will be tough for us. We are going to play quite a few away games and we will have to make sure that we secure points from those games.”

When asked about Tom Carroll who injured his ankle while playing for the England youth team recently, Redknapp said, “It’s a huge blow for us. He has returned to his parental club for treatment and it will take him a bit of time to return to action.”