QPR’s Joe Jordan: March will be a crucial month in relegation battle
QPR assistant manager Joe Jordan says March will be a crucial month in the Hoops's bid to beat relegation from the top flight
Joe Jordan says March will be a crucial month for Queens Park Rangers in their bid to beat Premier League relegation.
The Hoops secured a 2-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday, closing the gap to 17th-placed Wigan Athletic to four points.
Harry Redknapp’s side, who are bottom of the table, face fellow strugglers Sunderland at Loftus Road this weekend before travelling to Aston Villa.
And Jordan says the Hoops must seize their chance to secure valuable points and prevent their rivals from moving clear of the danger zone.
“We know we’ve got a huge task on our hands over the last 10 games of the season,” Jordan told QPR’s website.
“March will be a crucial month – it’s vitally important we do well this month.
“There are fixtures coming up against teams in a similar position to us in the table.
“That gives us an opportunity to not only put points on the board ourselves, but also to stop those around us.
“But we aren’t looking any further ahead than Sunderland. That’s our next game and the only one we’re focusing on right now.
“It’s going to be a very, very tough game and one we’ll need to be at our best at if we want to get back-to-back wins.
“We’ll need to maintain our performance levels from the weekend and take our chances.”