Smith unconcerned by points deduction

02 May 2011 10:30
Tommy Smith is confident QPR will be playing in the Premier League next season despite the threat of a points deduction. Rangers celebrated promotion on the pitch at Vicarage Road on Saturday after goals from Smith and Adel Taarabt secured a 2-0 win over Watford. They should be presented with the npower Championship trophy after their clash with Leeds at Loftus Road next Saturday. But 24 hours earlier the FA are expected to deliver their verdict on the seven charges against the club regarding the transfer of Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin. Reports last week claimed they could be hit with a massive 15-point deduction, condemning them to the play-offs or even seventh place. But boss Neil Warnock insists he is "not bothered" about the hearing and Smith feels Rangers will get away with just a fine. "We saw a few bits in the paper in midweek and everyone was talking about it, as you would," said the 30-year-old winger. "But the gaffer has been great. He has assured us what is going to happen and put a bit of confidence back in us. "All we can do is put as many points on the table as we can and see what happens. But we are really confident it will just be a fine. We will have to wait and see what happens on Friday but the more we talk about it the more we feel things will be fine."

Source: PA

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