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ZAMORA: 'TOP GAMES KEEP US CALM'

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11:22 13th February 2013

by @OfficialQPR

Forward believes QPR are more relaxed against the teams at the top of the table...

STRIKER Bobby Zamora feels QPR will have nothing to lose when they face Manchester United in 10 days’ time.

Odds on favourites for the title, Manchester United currently enjoy a 12 point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

With Rangers at the other end many would not give Zamora’s teammates much of a chance of getting anything against the Old Trafford outfit.

However, the 32-year-old feels that could work in the R’s favour as they aim to repeat last season’s escape of Houdini proportions.

QPR stayed up on the final day of the 2011/12 season after securing wins against Liverpool, Arsenal, Swansea, Tottenham and Stoke to haul ourselves out of the drop zone. 

“The big games where you have nothing to lose you find yourself more relaxed,” Bobby told www.qpr.co.uk

“In a strange way you can enjoy the game a bit more. Manchester United is one of those games where everyone has written us off and we are not expected to get anything. 

“United are a top side and will have a lot of the ball so I am sure they will be attacking. 

“It is down to us to keep it tight and nick a goal here or there, if we can, like we did against a lot of the good sides last year.

“I believe we can do it, why not? The situation was like this last year with less games to go so there is no reason why we can’t do it again.”

Zamora played 45 minutes of last weekend’s 4-1 loss at Swansea City as he continues to battle through matches.

The ex-Brighton striker worked his way onto the scoresheet at the Liberty Stadium, his first goal in just under five months, on an otherwise disastrous day in Wales.

It was the longest run out Zamora had managed since his return from a hip injury and he admitted it is probably the limit of what he can offer at the moment. 

“For myself to get on the scoresheet having been out for so long was one positive for me but on a team front it was a very disappointing day,” he said.

“I’m quite stiff once I stop playing which I think is the main reason why I am not starting. I don’t know if I would be able to make it out for the second half at the minute but it is something we are working on with the physios.

“I’d love to be starting but I can just do what I can do at the moment and just about get away with that.”

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