Harry Redknapp adamant QPR are in good form ahead of Wigan clash
QPR's Harry Redknapp says he is drawing confidence from his side's current form ahead of a must-win clash against Wigan
Harry Redknapp believes Queens Park Rangers are playing their best football of his short reign ahead of Sunday’s must-win clash with Wigan Athletic.
The Hoops must win to keep their slender survival hopes alive after falling eight points adrift of 17th-placed following Aston Villa’s 3-1 win at Stoke City.
Redknapp, who previously experienced Premier League relegation with Portsmouth, is drawing confidence from the form of key men, like Loic Remy.
“I would beat myself up about it [if QPR were relegated],” said Redknapp.
“We all think we can do it. But I think that the team are playing as good as they ever have.
“Apart from that one half at Fulham, QPR have become a different team. But it’s about players. Remy has been scoring, Andros Townsend has been giving us something.”
The Hoops have suffered back-to-back defeats at Aston Villa and Craven Cottage to fall deeper into relegation mire despite impressive performances.
Wigan, meanwhile, have won their last two top-flight fixtures, enjoying some good fortune along the way, particularly in a 2-1 win against Newcastle United.
But Redknapp hopes QPR get a long-awaited slice of luck on Sunday.
“You need a bit of luck,” he added.
“Wigan played Newcastle the other week. They should have been down to 10 men.
“Wigan had a shot just before half-time and it goes for a corner – everybody in the ground can see it. Referee gives a goal-kick and it goes down the other end and bang.
“They get a corner and Maynor Figoura punches it with his hand. It is the most blatant handball you will see but they score a goal.
“You need a bit of luck sometimes. So they got it that day. Maybe they never should have won.”