We can win four or five! Redknapp says QPR in good shape to survive
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says the Hoops can win "four or five" of their remaining fixtures to propel them to top-flight safety
Harry Redknapp insists Queens Park Rangers are still in “good shape” to secure their Premier League survival ahead of their vital clash with Fulham on Monday.
The Hoops are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and a daunting seven points behind 17th-placed Aston Villa, who Redknapp’s side lost to on their last outing.
But the 66-year-old is remaining upbeat about his side’s chances of beating the drop, with the Hoops in good form and key players, such as Jermaine Jenas and Loic Remy, finding the net with reassuring frequency.
“We’re playing well. If we were in bad form then I’d be more worried,” said Redknapp.
“I still feel there are four or five wins in us. If we were going into the run-in looking very, very poor, I’d be very worried.”
He added: “Andros Townsend has been in outstanding form. He’s a player that I’ve worked with at Spurs.
“We’ve loaned him and he’ll be a better player going back to Spurs with Premier League experience.
“Jenas has been excellent. [Christopher] Samba could play in any top-four team in the Premier League, he’s that good.
“[Loic] Remy has made a great start for us. He’s got back in the French squad. They’ve all played their part.”
With QPR not playing until Monday night, Reading, Villa and Wigan Athletic have a chance to move further clear of the west London side, which would make the Hoops’s task all the more difficult.
But Redknapp will not get bogged down worrying about how their relegation rivals get on, instead focusing on preparing his side to pick up a vital three points.
“You can’t tell. You just can’t predict football results. How do you pick results? It’s almost impossible,” he said.
“You just don’t know what the weekend will bring. There’ll be some shocks, some will go as you expect them to go.
“We’ve just got to make sure that we go to Fulham and pick up the result we need. It’s a local derby. We’ll take plenty of support.
“We have to perform like we did against Chelsea. It’s in our hands, it’s up to us.”