Harry Redknapp reacts to Football League and QPR controversy

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Queens Park Rangers boss believes claims that the club would not be welcome in the Championship unless a hefty fee is paid are "unrealistic".

Unless Queens Park Rangers pay a fine that is expected to be between £54 million and £65 million, then the West London club may not be welcome in the Championship should they be relegated from the Premier League, meaning that, to enter the professional football league system, they may have to start from the bottom.

Chairman Tony Fernandes has long proclaimed that the club will challenge any fine, which the Football League insinuate QPR are legible for as they have allegedly fallen foul of Financial Fair Play regulations.

"I think it's unrealistic, and I don't see it happening," said manager Harry Redknapp to Sky Sports, as the English coach bases the foundations of his argument on the face that when it comes to transfer expenditure, the club have still been significantly out-spent by Manchester United.

"To make it fair play we should be able to spend as much as Man United before we play them on Sunday shouldn't we? What is fair play? I don't know. One team can spend £200million on a team, another team might spend £8million on a team, and that's not fair play is it.

"Fair play would be everybody having a maximum of £30million a year to spend on their team, produce some kids out of the youth team and work harder with the players they've got. To call it fair play, the whole league isn't fair play: you've got seven teams at the top on another planet.

"I don't know what the rules are to be honest, but the owners have brought a few players in. We've lost Loic Remy but we've spent maybe £20million above the Remy money, so the owners have been fantastic in an effort to help us compete.

"But it's never going to be a fair playing field, you haven't got to be a genius to know the top seven will almost certainly be the same as last year.

"It can get a bit boring, but it will be the same, I'm pretty sure of that."

Rangers must submit last year's accounts or pay their fine by December 1.

The club take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

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