Harry Redknapp hopes QPR’s luck improves in relegation battle

QPR manager Harry Redknapp admits that the Hoops' luck needs to change in the Premier League relegation battle

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Harry Redknapp was unveiled as QPR's new manager in November Photo: The Sport Review

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Harry Redknapp admits Queens Park Rangers need their luck to change in the Premier League relegation battle.

The Hoops are facing a must-win six-pointer against Wigan Athletic on Sunday, with the west London side seven points adrift of safety.

QPR fell further behind Roberto Martínez’s men after a 3-2 loss to Fulham on Monday night, with Chris Samba enduring a nightmare performance as Loic Remy missed a penalty.

And Redknapp feels his side are due a bit of luck after producing impressive attacking displays which have been undermined by defensive mishaps.

“We beat Sunderland and Southampton and played really well at Villa,” said Redknapp.

“The goalkeeper at Villa had the most inspired day. They scored their only shot of the half. It was just one of those days. We have all seen games like that.

“They score in the 45th minute and it changes the atmosphere. They probably would have got booed at half-time. That is how it went for us. You need a bit of luck like anything in life. I don’t care what you do, sometimes you need a bit of luck.

“I have thought when my team has got battered and they’ve won, ‘how have we won that game?” It happens.”

Redknapp also believes 17th-placed Wigan are not clear of danger, with Aston Villa only in the relegation zone by virtue of their inferior goal difference.

“He has stuck with Roberto [Martínez]. They are not out of the woods that’s for sure. It might be the year they go,” he added.

“They have done fantastic. They have picked up a lot of players. They obviously know the foreign market well. They have good contacts abroad.”

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