We must win six-pointers! Townsend reckons QPR can still beat the drop

QPR's Andros Townsend admits the Hoops must win their upcoming "six-pointers" to boost their chances of beating the drop

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Harry Redknapp's side are bottom of the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

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Andros Townsend admits Queens Park Rangers must beat their relegation rivals if the Hoops are to have any chance of staying in the Premier League.

Harry Redknapp’s side suffered a 2-0 loss to league leaders Manchester United on Saturday, leaving the west London club seven points from safety.

Having faced Chelsea, Manchester City and United at the start of 2013, QPR face fellow strugglers Aston Villa, Southampton and Sunderland next month.

And Townsend, who arrived on loan from Tottenham in January, acknowledged the Hoops must win their “six-pointers” to give themselves a chance of securing their top-flight status.

“From now until May we have have a lot of six-pointers against teams we are trying to catch, like Southampton, Sunderland, [Aston] Villa and Wigan,” said Townsend.

“It is a massive two or three months, but it’s quite simple what we have to do, and that’s beat those teams around us. That’s what will shape our season – it’s in our own hands then.

“We need to do what Southampton did and pull away, but it’s not just them – we have to look at what teams like Swansea and Norwich have done since coming up for inspiration.

“We have the quality, we just need to go on a good run of our own. We’re well overdue one as we’ve not had one all season really.”

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