English Premiership

Ramsey targeting three wins

2015-04-24 08:57
Chris Ramsey (AFP)

Cape Town - Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey believes the club needs to win three of their remaining five games to ensure their safety from relegation this season.

QPR are currently in danger in 19th in the standings, two points from safety with five games remaining this term.

They begin their run in at home in what has to be considered a must-win match against West Ham, before difficult away trips to Liverpool and Manchester City.

They end their campaign with a home game against struggling Newcastle before travelling to relegation rivals Leicester in what could become one of the most important games on the final day of the season.

"They are all key now in the last month," he said. "We are not really worrying about what the other teams are doing, we know we have just got to get some positive results in the next month.

"I just care if we win to be honest and despite whatever else happens in the mix, we can only take care of our own game really, and if we don't get good results it's not going to matter what they do.

"If you win three games you are obviously going to stay up but I'm not sure. As long as we're above the line come the end of May, I'll be happy.

QPR's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend was the result of the side conceding a goal in the last 10 minutes for the seventh time this season, a trend Ramsey is eager to curb.

"It's a lack of continual concentration," he said. "If you look at the Premier League as a whole there's not many teams getting slaughtered.

"Most games are quite even but the quality at the top end of the league is why those sides are there.

"We've conceded a lot of late goals this season and we're not happy about that. We really do need to stop conceding those late goals and keep concentrating right to the end."

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