Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has reportedly asked the team to emulate Hull City in the English Premier League ahead of their face-off on Saturday.
Harry Redknapp's side will welcome the Tigers for a promising and entertaining match against Steve Bruce's men at their home fixture at Loftus Road Stadium.
Summer signings Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker, Mauricio Isla and Jordon Mutch are expected to be given their debuts as Redknapp's looking for positive results from his newly applied tactics. He chose to deploy a 3-5-2 formation in preseason, which is expected to show some results in this league.
"Hull are an example of how you should do it when you get promoted," Redknapp told to Premier League productions on Thursday. "It is good to start with a home match but it will be a tough game.
"I was impressed with Hull last season. Steve Bruce has bought well, they [Hull's signings] were buys of a man who knew what he was doing – no-brainer deals."
Meanwhile, the Hull city manager Steve Bruce looks to retain their top-flight status. A 16th place finish last season set the club's highest ever position in the football charts.
"I don't think anything changes," said Bruce. "I sat here this time last year and said that we have to stay in the Premier League. We're now going into the second season and we've never lasted for longer than that so that is the challenge now.
"Can we have a cup run on top of that? We've got the extra thing with Europe – we play again next Thursday and that is new to us all.
"But the main thing for our club is to stay in the Premier League. We've seen the improvements we've made over the last 24 months – can we stay up here for another 24 months? Can we keep improving, keep getting bigger and keep getting better?
"There is a bit more expectation on us now. People expect us to be better than we were last season and that has to be our aim.
However, while the club has a fully fit squad, Yannick Sagbo is unavailable, having been suspended for two matches in June. "I've come to the conclusion that whoever doesn't play on Saturday will play on Thursday [in the Europa League]," admitted Bruce.
Hull are already for action after securing a two-legged victory over Slovakian outfit Trencin in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
While Jake Livermore has signed a permanent deal, Bruce has strengthened his squad by signing wingers Tom Ince and Robert Snodgrass as well as defenders Harry Maguire and Andrew Robertson.
Expected lineups: QPR: Green, Dunne, Ferdinand, Caulker, Isla, Faurlin, Barton, Mutch, Traore, Austin, Remy.
Hull City: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Brady, Snodgrass, Livermore, Sagbo, Jelavic.
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