Rangers must emulate Saints to stay up
It is just 11 games until the end of the season and already the teams at the bottom of the table are fighting hard to escape relegation from the Premier League.
Wigan, Aston Villa, Reading and Qpr are bottom of the league and they are playing for every point to try which could save them from playing in the Championship next season.
Tottenham player Andros Townsend is currently at QPR on loan and he believes that Rangers need to look at Southampton’s resurrection to see how to turn their season around.
Southampton have regained their form since Christmas and have moved up the table, only losing 3 matches since December.
Rangers are currently bottom with 17 points, 7 behind the safety zone. Manager Redknapp has set them the task of getting 20 points from their last 11 games.
“From now until May we have have a lot of six-pointers against teams we are trying to catch, like Southampton, Sunderland, Villa and Wigan,”
“It is a massive two or three months, but it’s quite simple what we have to do, and that’s beat those teams around us. That’s what will shape our season – it’s in our own hands then.
“We need to do what Southampton did and pull away, but it’s not just them – we have to look at what teams like Swansea and Norwich have done since coming up for inspiration.
“We have the quality, we just need to go on a good run of our own. We’re well overdue one as we’ve not had one all season really.”
Harry Redknapp will celebrate his 66th birthday on Saturday when his team take on Southampton, it will be the first time the manager will have returned there since he left to take over rivals Portsmouth.