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New Watford boss Beppe Sannino honoured to face Harry Redknapp buts says his players are ready to fight QPR
Beppe Sannino says it will be an honour to share the touchline with Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp but stressed his Watford players will be going to "fight on the pitch" tomorrow.
Sannino will be hoping he can make it seven points from his first three games in charge of the Hornets following a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town and the emphatic Boxing Day win over Millwall.
Redknapp has 30 years of managerial experience and was widely tipped to become England boss prior to his departure from Tottenham Hotspur last year.
And Sannino said: "Harry Redknapp is a great manager. I don't know him personally but I know him from the television and it will be an honour to share the touchline with him and play against him.
"In the Championship, you can win or lose against every team so it is important that we keep our identity, know that we can at first work as a team and then with a lot of respect to the opposition, we go on the pitch and we are not scared of anything. We go and we fight on the pitch."
Watford played an expansive and dynamic style of football against ten-man Millwall on Boxing Day.
However, in QPR they will face the team with the best defensive record in the Championship; conceding just 13 goals in 22 games this season, although the Rs have lost their last two matches against Nottingham Forest and Leicester City.
Sannino was asked if he would be changing his style of play for the QPR contest after the Millwall game.
He replied: "I think QPR will have seen our game today but I am not the kind of person who has to hide anything. I have something in mind but it is very important that we recover from this game before I decide. But I have something in my head."
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