Andy Gray appraises Queens Park Rangers - and it's not good news

Renowned pundit and former Everton and Aston Villa front-man believes the things that come naturally to a footballer are not occurring at Loftus Road.

Queens Park Rangers are not currently performing in a way that is traditionally synonymous with the type of football that Harry Redknapp teams typically play, asserts beinSports pundit Andy Gray, who has been left shocked at the club's paltry return of just four points from a possible 21 after seven match-days.

"I have to say some of the performances I have seen from them this season are not the kind of performances you associate with a Harry Redknapp team," said Gray on talkSPORT earlier today, Tuesday.

The problem, he claims, is down to self-belief and desire: "They look dispirited and they look lacking in belief and fight. All the things that should come naturally to a footballer, they are not there at QPR."

With mid-October fast approaching, the domestic football season has been open for at least two months, with another month of pre-season prior to that. There can be no excuses, therefore, when it comes down to readiness.

"He is responsible for their fitness. Harry is the manager; he sets down the guidelines for the fitness.

"If they are not fit now, at the beginning of October, then somebody has been doing something wrong at the club."

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