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It’s not impossible! Harry Redknapp still backs QPR to beat the drop

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is still backing the Hoops to avoid relegation despite their 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday

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Harry Redknapp's side are bottom of the Premier League tablePhoto: The Sport Review

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Harry Redknapp is still backing Queens Park Rangers to avoid Premier League relegation this season despite their 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

Rafael da Silva and Ryan Giggs both scored in a comfortable victory for the Red Devils, which left the Hoops trailing 17th-placed Wigan Athletic by seven points.

QPR are pitted against Southampton, Sunderland and Aston Villa in March, and the 65-year-old remains confident the west London side can secure their survival.

“There are enough games left – it is still wide open,” said Redknapp.

“We have got to go to Villa, we have got to go to Reading and we have got Wigan here. I still fancy us.

“We’ve got nothing to lose, everyone thinks we are gone. But you can change it so quickly.

“At Portsmouth in 2006 I had a crap team and we got 20 points from 10 games and stayed up. It ain’t impossible.”

QPR face Southampton at St Mary’s next Saturday in a clash that sees Redknapp take on his former club on the weekend of his 66th birthday.

He was unable to guide the Saints to safety in 2005 after leaving Portsmouth before returning to Fratton Park for the 2005-06 campaign.

And Redknapp is expecting to receive plenty of stick from the home supporters next weekend.

“It is my birthday next Saturday and I thought there is no better way to spend it than getting 90 minutes of abuse at Southampton.

“They’ll all be calling me ‘Scummer’ for my time at Portsmouth. I thought that would be a great way to spend my birthday!”

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