QPR’s Harry Redknapp: 37 points could seal Premier League survival
QPR manager Harry Redknapp reckons 37 points could be enough to keep the Hoops in the Premier League for another season
Harry Redknapp believes 37 points could be enough to keep Queens Park Rangers in the top flight ahead of their must-win clash against Sunderland.
The Hoops, who are bottom of the table, secured just their third Premier League win of the season at Southampton last weekend to move them onto 20 points with 10 games remaining.
Redknapp’s men still trail 17th-placed Wigan Athletic by four points, and the 66-year-old reckons the R’s need to win a minimum of five more games to have a fighting chance of survival.
“I’ve been optimistic all along,” he said. “I still feel we’ll stay up. We just need to go on a run, we need five wins at least, I think.
“I would take 37 points here and now, I’d take my chances on that if I was offered it. We just have to keep picking up results.
Redknapp revealed he will make a late decision on whether to risk Júlio Cesar and Bobby Zamora against the Black Cats at Loftus Road.
The Brazil goalkeeper was replaced in the second half of their Saints win by Rob Green, while Zamora is still nursing an ankle injury.
“We’re waiting on them and we’re not sure on either,” he added. “We’ll leave it until the last minute.
“Zamora is obviously a big threat and we’d love him to be fit but Jay Bothroyd and Loic Remy both scored last week, so we’ll see how we go.
“Sunderland are strong up front and have two very good strikers but we’re at home and need to give our fans something to shout about. We’re still in there with a good chance.”