QPR are calmer than our rivals about Premier League relegation after Aston Villa draw, says Clint Hill

Defender, who scored in the 3-3 draw at Villa Park, says Rangers have nothing to fear if they remain calm during the run-in to the end of the season

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Clint Hill insists all the pressure is on Queens Park Rangers' rivals as they scrap to avoid Premier League relegation.

Christian Benteke's 83rd-minute free kick meant QPR missed the chance to leave Villa Park with all three points, as well as blowing the chance to leapfrog Villa in the table.

But Hill, who experienced relegation with QPR in 2012/13 under Harry Redknapp, says survival is eminently possible if Rangers keep their cool.

"We have dragged teams in to it now, Villa probably thought they could win the game and pretty much put themselves safe," said Hill, who scored in last night's 3-3 draw.

"But we've brought another team into it and the pressure goes onto the next game. It's about the team and players who hold their head and keep calm who will prevail and stay in this league.

"The positive is we have four points from difficult travels and we're right in the battle now so we're looking forward to the next game."

QPR remain two points adrift, and face a mountainous challenge with the visit of Chelsea to Loftus Road on Saturday.

Hill, though, says Rangers are buoyant despite the scale of their challenge.

"We've brought another team into it and the pressure goes onto the next game. It's about the team and players who hold their head and keep calm who will prevail and stay in this league," he said.

"The positive is we have four points from difficult travels and we're right in the battle now so we're looking forward to the next game."

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