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Harry on promoted trio

Posted on 16 June 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp believes all three promoted teams have a chance of holding onto their Premier League status.

Harry on promoted trio

With next season's Premier League fixtures announced tomorrow morning (Friday, June 18), we asked Harry Redknapp for his views on the three teams promoted from the Championship last term.

QPR took the title in fine style, Norwich City grabbed the second automatic-promotion slot and Swansea beat Reading in the play-off final at Wembley.

Harry Redknapp believes all three promoted teams have a chance of holding onto their Premier League status.

Newcastle, West Brom and Blackpool looked like doing just that last term after gaining promotion in 2009-10 only for Blackpool to fall on the last day of the season.

QPR impressed in taking the Championship title eventually by four points from the Canaries but having led for most of the season.

Norwich finished with a strong run to leapfrog over rivals Swansea, Cardiff and Forest to take second with Swansea eventually overcoming Forest and then Reading in the play-offs to grab the third promotion spot.

"I think they'll all be interesting teams and they will all try to play good football," said Harry.

"Neil Warnock has done a fantastic job at QPR to get them up, he's been around, knows the game inside-out and I'm sure they'll have a real go next season.

"Swansea have played some fantastic football. Brendan Rodgers has also done a great job there and got the best out of those lads especially Scott Sinclair, who has scored goals and looks a good player.

"I'm sure they will be a decent side again and it will be interesting to see how they shape up in the Premier League.

"Norwich, again, what a job Paul Lambert has done to get them into the Premier League.

"It's a great club Norwich, great support, a good family club with a fantastic young manager.

"It will be interesting to see how they all get on and I think all three teams have got a chance of staying up."