Hoops will stay up, says Onuoha
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Nedum Onuoha concedes Queen's Park Rangers have the hardest run-in of the Premier League strugglers but is confident they can stave off relegation.
Rangers lie 16th in the table with only goal difference separating them and the bottom three after a run of just one win in 15 matches. A tough-looking final 11 games includes trips to Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City, while Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have all yet to visit Loftus Road.
However, Onuoha is not fazed by the upcoming fixtures. "Of course [it's the hardest run-in]," he told the club's official website. "But teams playing us between now and the end of the season will know that we have to go into games trying to get three points, so it's going to be just as tough for them.
"It doesn't matter who you play against, as certain teams will always be favourites. But in football anything can happen, as West Brom showed on Saturday. They're not too far ahead of us and they still went and beat Chelsea. They were probably deserved winners.
"I don't really look back myself. Going into every game, you've got to try and win them – it doesn't matter who you're playing against. Everyone's got something to play for.
"If you just decide, going into a game, that your opponents are probably going to win because they're a better team, you're going to struggle."
An eight-point gap now separates 15th-place Aston Villa and QPR, who face a trip to fellow strugglers Bolton this weekend. "I called it a 'mini league' a few weeks ago and it is that at the minute," continued Onuoha, who joined the Hoops from Manchester City in January.
"Everyone has to start winning games, that's the priority for all of the five sides down there.
"But, fortunately, the one thing that you can say has been consistent about the other four [Blackburn, Wolves, Bolton and Wigan] is the fact that they've not put too many wins together.
"Whoever can get the most wins between now and the end of the season will prove to be champions of the mini league."
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