Redknapp suggests two reasons for QPR fans to be optimistic

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has suggested the club can still reach safety this season.

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp gave the club’s fans two reasons to be optimistic on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT.

Redknapp resigned from his role with the London club yesterday because of knee trouble, but he feels the club have reason to be hopeful of avoiding the drop over the rest of the season.

“The away games have been difficult but they’re better over the second half of the season – We’ve played the big teams away,” said Redknapp.

“One or two players are also due back to fitness.”

Away form has definitely been one of the side’s problems and an area which the new manager needs to rectify quickly.

QPR showed with their performance at home against Liverpool that they can give any of the big teams a run for their money in front of their own supporters.

If the side can take care of their home matches and then start adding points away from home, they should be in good shape.

According to physioroom, the side also have two players due to return to action this month.

One is Armand Traore, who will give the side a fresh defensive option, which should make the back four a little more resilient under pressure. Sandro will also inject some power into the midfield.

Whether QPR’s away form can change will be answered after this weekend’s game against Southampton with two massive games against Sunderland and Hull, which could go a long way to improving the team’s current position before the end of February.

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