Chris Ramsey a believer in QPR survival
QPR may have lost their last four games and be four points adrift of safety in the Premier League but their manager Chris Ramsey is convinced they will retain their place in the elite league.
London: QPR may have lost their last four games and be four points adrift of safety in the Premier League but their manager Chris Ramsey is convinced they will retain their place in the elite league.
Ramsey -- who was given the job till the end of the season when he replaced Harry Redknapp in early February -- hopes that the process of saving their place in the Premier League will begin at home to an Everton side who have had a poor season themselves and come in to the game on the back of a humiliating 5-2 defeat to Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League -- going out 6-4 on aggregate -- last Thursday.
QPR, though, have not won since beating fellow strugglers Sunderland 2-0 on February 10 and have the worst defence in the league having conceded 52 goals.
"I still think we can get the points that we need," said Ramsey.
"If we stop believing that we can stay up now, then the whole season has been a washout. We must maintain the grit and determination we have shown in our past few games," added the 52-year-old.
QPR`s home form has been considerably better than their away trips -- they have taken just three of their 22 points on their travels -- so for Ramnsey their four remaining games at Loftus Road could be pivotal.
"We are aware that we are running out of time and out of games," said Ramsey, whose high in a decent if unspectacular playing career was playing for surprise finalists Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup final against Manchester United which went to a replay but he missed the 4-0 defeat in the second game due to injury.
"We have to go out on Sunday and give our best."
Ramsey, who face an Everton side that has lost its last three Premier League games way from home, is hoping his players can put behind them their disappointing first-half performance at Crystal Palace and build on a positive second half.
"Apart from the Crystal Palace game, the performances have been good," said Ramsey, whose side have not scored more than one goal since beating Sunderland.
"We have been unlucky in certain games.
"We just have to make sure that we don`t give away silly goals like we have done and that we stay together."