Ramsey: QPR's situation is the exact one I didn't want to be in

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Chris Ramsey thinks Queens Park Rangers could struggle to perform as anxiety levels build at Loftus Road.

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey has told ESPN that his side are now in the exact situation that he hoped to avoid when he took over.

The R's are starting to look doomed, having fallen seven points adrift of safety with only nine left to play for, and Ramsey is worried about the impact this could have on his team.

The QPR boss knows that his side must win all of their remaining fixtures if they are to stay up and feels this level of pressure could impact negatively on their performance levels.

"Everything is in cup-final mode now," he said. “We wouldn't want that because that in itself creates anxiety and doesn't allow you to play in a smooth way.

"The players themselves know they have an obligation to the fans and to the owners to put in performances for the next few games.''

QPR have actually improved under Ramsey's stewardship, but it seems to have been too little, too late and they are now set for an immediate return to the Championship.

It is a disappointing way for the season to end and doesn't seem to be a fair reflection of the quality that QPR have in their squad.

The R's have a number of players capable of performing in the top-flight, but they have failed to maximise the potential of their squad and relegation now appears to be a foregone conclusion.

QPR have games against Manchester City, Newcastle United and Leicester City still to play, but their fate is out of their own hands and even if they take maximum points from those matches, it still may not be enough.

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