Redknapp admits it will be tough in the Championship after QPR's relegation was confirmed

Queens Park Rangers' Jermaine Jenas shows his dejection after relegation. Photo: PA

Harry Redknapp admits it will be a tough challenge to get QPR back in the Premier League after their relegation to the npower Championship was confirmed this afternoon.

The west London club played out a goalless draw with Reading which confirmed both side's drop to the second tier.

"Next year it will be very difficult to get promoted, there are some good teams," he told Sky Sports 1.

"For us to get promoted we have to come back in pre-season and get super fit. The Championship is Saturday, midweek.

"It you are not fit enough you won't survive, you wont get out of that league. The players that are here have to work so hard and want to get super fit to compete next year.

"It will be a big challenge, lots of good teams in the Championship. There are 15 big teams, it's a real good challenge."

QPR have spent big over the past two seasons since owner Tony Fernandes came to the club and Redknapp is hopeful QPR could become a force to reward the Malaysian for his sizable investment.

"I will get to see him this week and we will have some meetings and talk about things going forward, with the team with the players" he said.

"I have said many times they are good people, so I would love to see them get back in the Premier league and build a team that will stay there next time."

His message to the fans was: "Keep coming, keep supporting us - we will have fun trying to get out the Championship."