Charlie Austin thinks Queens Park Rangers can stay up

Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers

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QPR striker Charlie Austin still believes the team can escape relegation this season despite a run of defeats leaving them in the bottom three of the Premier League.

Rangers are four points from safety with eight games left and have lost six of the seven matches played since Chris Ramsey took over as manager, with their one win coming away at Sunderland.

Austin believes QPR have not had any luck on the pitch and that it is bad fortune rather than bad management to blame for their current plight.

He told Get West London: “Chris has come with new ideas. They have been working, well they did at the start but at the moment we have been unlucky.

“The games (we have been losing) have been tight. We are just not finishing our chances. We can still stay up. We have a good chance.”

The R’s return to Premier League action this weekend knowing that victory against West Brom at the Hawthorns would be a massive boost to their survival hopes.

West Brom are going well though under Tony Pulis and are 1.75 to pick up a win over the struggling R’s.

Austin has also revealed that director of football Les Ferdinand is too busy to help Ramsey during training sessions after the club’s former striker was handed the role last month having initially been employed as head of football operations.

Austin added: “I would like to say he is (helping the players in training) but he isn’t. He’s at the training ground but he has other matters to worry about.”

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