Savage makes controversial claim about QPR's chances of survival

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Robbie Savages believes that Queens Park Rangers have no chance of staying up this season.

Robbie Savage has told BBC Sport that Queens Park Rangers' next managerial choice will not have an influence over whether they stay in the Premier League or not, as they are already doomed. 

The R's are currently in 19th position in England's top flight and, after Harry Redknapp resigned as boss earlier this week, they are on the hunt for a new manager to take charge. 

At the moment Tim Sherwood is the favourite to take over, but Savage doesn't believe the choice matters - as they have simply too much to do. 

"Tim Sherwood is favourite to take over as QPR's next manager but I don't think it will matter who gets the job - they are down," he said. 

"Charlie Austin is their only player scoring goals - he has scored 13 of their 24 league goals. But their biggest problem is how bad they are at the back."

Although Savage makes a fair point about the R's needing another striker to take the goalscoring burden off Austin, his opinion that the London club are destined to be relegated seems harsh. 

At the moment QPR are only one point away from safety and they have a large amount of quality packed into the squad. 

Although Redknapp did not manage to utilise it particularly well, there is no question that the R's are currently playing below the sum of their parts and if whoever takes over can get them playing closer to their optimum potential they will certainly have a chance of staying up. 

Currently Les Ferdinand is in-charge at Loftus Road and he will be hoping to deliver three points this weekend against Southampton to make sure the dressing room is buoyant when the new manager does take charge. 

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