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Redknapp not worried about abuse from fans
12:50pm Friday 1st March 2013 in Sport
Harry Redknapp insists he is not worrying about the reaction he will get from Saints fans when he returns to the club tomorrow.
Redknapp, now in charge at QPR, will be back at St Mary’s for the first time since walking out in 2005 to rejoin bitter rivals Pompey.
Supporters are set to give him an uncomfortable reception on what will be his 66th birthday, but Redknapp revealed he has no concerns about it.
“It’s my first trip back there since I left,” he said. “I’ll get a bit of grief, won’t I, but what can you do?
“That’s no problem. They’re not bad people there. I wouldn’t say Southampton supporters are nasty, aggressive people. They’re not.
“They’re good supporters there. They’ll give me a bit of grief, but that’s life. I accept that and I’ll just get on with it.
“I won’t lose any sleep over that. The only thing I’ll lose sleep over is if the result’s bad.”