Harry Redknapp on what Queens Park Rangers need to survive in Premier League

Harry Redknapp

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp reflects on his side’s draw with Swansea City in the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes that his side need another six wins to retain their Premier League status for next season.

Redknapp made the comments following QPR’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City at Loftus Road on New Year’s Day.

Leroy Fer put Rangers in the lead on 20 minutes, but Wilfried Bony's injury-time goal rescued a point for 10-man Swansea.

QPR boss Redknapp was understandably disappointed with his side’s failure to pick up all three points at home, but he remains confident of Premier League survival.

"It is a frustrating to concede with a minute-and-a-half to go,” BBC Sport quotes the Englishman as saying. “We should have seen the game out from there. We couldn't have asked for any more from the players.

"Leroy Fer is a great striker of the ball, we need him to keep shooting. He has all the tools, he can be bit casual when he needs to be a bit sharper but the sky is the limit for him. How Charlie Austin's chance didn't go in right at the end I don't know.

“It was two points dropped for us. We need to start winning games away and I think we need another six wins further down the line (to survive).”

QPR are currently 16th in the Premier League table with 19 points from 20 matches, just two points above the relegation zone.

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