Ramsey still believes QPR can survive the drop

QPR manager Chris Ramsey believes his side are still capable of surviving relegation, despite a damaging 3-1 defeat away at Crystal Palace, reports Sky Sports.

Wilfried Zaha, James McCarthur and Joel Ward were all on target in what was a dreadful first half from QPR. And despite Matt Phillips hitting a contender for goal of the season late in the game, Rangers went on to suffer yet another away defeat.

The result leaves Ramsey’s men in 19th place in the table, and still four points away from safety.

His side have won just one game on the road this season, yet despite all this Ramsey is confident he can guide his side out of the drop zone.

“The opportunity for me was to come in and try the best to turn things around,” said Ramsey.

“The squad is the squad, we’re going to work with the players that we’ve got. I am hoping nine games is enough, that’s all that I’ve got, so we’ll go for it as best we can.

“The players believe in it. The players downstairs are disappointed, they’re not bickering and moaning at each other.

“Some people are disappointed and some people are obviously voicing their opinions about how disappointed they are, but they’re still unified, as you’ll find. They’re still unified in what we’re trying to do and all we can do really is to keep fighting.”

Despite an obvious improvement in the second half, Rangers were dreadful during the first half, and allowed Palace to walk away as comfortable winners.

Ramsey was left to curse his team’s poor start to the game.

“I am very disappointed,” said Ramsey. “We had a spell where we could, at least after the first goal, have stopped the flow and stopped the tide.”