There’s still life in us! Redknapp adamant QPR will keep fighting
QPR manager Harry Redknapp insists there is still life in his Hoops side ahead of a must-win clash against top-four chasing Everton
Harry Redknapp insists there is still life in Queens Park Rangers despite their chances of securing Premier League survival looking increasingly slim.
The Hoops, who are 19th in the Premier League, travel to Everton on Saturday hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of succumbing to a 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic in added time at Loftus Road last weekend.
QPR are seven points adrift of 17th-place Sunderland with six games remaining, but can take heart from an encouraging record against the Toffees, losing only twice in 11 meetings.
“There’s still life in us,” said Redknapp.
“It’s going to be hard but while there’s a chance, you’ve got to keep believing.
“I’m sure they do [the players believe too]. You’ve only got to look at their performance last week with 10 men.
“To play like we did against Wigan, who have been in good form, we deserved the win.”
Redknapp’s January signings will be key to QPR’s chances of completing a miracle turnaround and securing their top flight status.
And the 66-year-old has been thrilled with the impact of the Hoops’s new arrivals, particularly Jermaine Jenas, Loic Remy and Andros Townsend.
“Remy was excellent [against Wigan],” added Redknapp.
“Townsend was fantastic… It was a great performance from the kid. That’s as good a wing performance as I’ve seen in years. That was encouraging.
“Jermaine Jenas has come into the squad and been excellent as well. Chris Samba showed his character after a poor performance at Fulham. There’s been a lot of positives with the new players. They’ve come in and made a big difference.”