Sunday 21 January 2018

Richard Dunne has hope for QPR survival

West Ham's Enner Valencia in action with QPR's Richard Dunne
West Ham's Enner Valencia in action with QPR's Richard Dunne

RICHARD Dunne has told his QPR team-mates that they can still survive in the Premier League even though they are facing into a testing time against the top sides.

Dunne made his first start in 11 weeks, having recovered from a knee injury which threatened to end his season, on Saturday as QPR took on West Ham.

And the former Ireland international played a major role as Rangers enjoyed their first clean sheet in nine games in a 0-0 draw, a result which gives them a chance of avoiding relegation.

Rangers now face into back-to-back away games, against Liverpool and Manchester City but Dunne feels survival is still in their grasp.

"We need to just be professional and keep going for the next four weeks and try and pick up as many points as we can to give ourselves a chance of staying up," said Dunne.

"We know everyone's got tough games, so we'll probably need to take six or seven points and hope results go for us.

"Our next two games are away from home against the so-called bigger sides and it's going to be very difficult for us but we need to just believe we can get something and go into the last two games of the season giving ourselves a chance of pulling it off," added Dunne, who is out of contract at the end of this season but is hopeful of a new deal at Loftus Road.


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