Thursday 27 October 2016

'Seniors rallying the troops'

QPR manager Chris Ramsey has revealed how his senior players have been rallying the troops ahead of today's crunch visit to Liverpool.

Rangers' prospects of survival look bleak after a goalless draw against West Ham last weekend left them four points adrift of safety with four matches remaining.

But Ramsey insists morale in his squad remains high and says the likes of Joey Barton, Clint Hill and Richard Dunne have been injecting belief into the players that QPR can still beat the drop.

"They are good characters and have a lot of years behind them so it's just maybe a little chat here and there to the group just to make sure everybody realises there is a task ahead that we are capable of overcoming," Ramsey said.

"I think they are all quite self-motivated at the moment because everybody wants to stay in the division.

"It's the pinnacle of football worldwide. Everybody wants to stay in the division and compete with QPR next season.

"Most of the time we have performed really well so you have to see if the players realise that.

"They have to have that sense of belief. It is not a task they can't overcome.

"You can only pep talk them so many times. There has to be some intrinsic motivation to play in the best league in the world."

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