The QPR manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he has forgotten the bust up with the defender José Bosingwa, with almost led the exit of the defender in the January transfer window. The former Chelsea defender was frozen out to first-team action after refusing to be named on the substitute’s bench a few weeks after the arrival of Redknapp. It looked like the 30-year-old had played his last match for QPR. He was also fined two weeks wages as well. Bosingwa was told during the January transfer window that he was free to leave the club, but the defender was unable to secure a move due to this astronomical wages in the current contract.
Now, Redknapp has revealed that Bosingwa will be returning to first-team action after the two have patched up their differences. Bosingwa played his first match for the team in the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United. This was a first time he has played since the bust up back at the start of December. Redknapp has revealed that the attitude of the player was one of the main reasons for him being recalled to the first-team action. He has revealed how Bosingwa was taken along with the squad to the Swansea match but not used in order to see his reaction.
“Jose made a mistake, but it can’t go on forever. The issue is resolved. He was fined and we’ve all moved on. He’s trained hard and is showing the right attitude again. I took him with us to Swansea a couple of weeks ago and didn’t even put him on the bench. I did that to test his attitude and he was fine. There is a big challenge. Other results were good to us. There was an improvement but we need to get going,” said Redknapp.