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17:50 23rd February 2013

by @OfficialQPR

R's boss upbeat despite United defeat ...

HARRY REDKNAPP insists there is still ‘all to play for’ in QPR’s fight for survival after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.

Rangers began well at Loftus Road against the league leaders but Rafael’s stunning strike midway through the first-half broke the R’s resistance. 

Redknapp’s men battled bravely for a leveller before Ryan Giggs sealed maximum points for the visitors in the closing stages.

“Today was always going to be a tough game,” the R’s boss told “I thought we were bang in it, there wasn’t a lot going on. 

“Suddenly the right-back hits a worldy; he’ll never probably score a goal like that for as long as he plays football. He’s hit one out of the clouds that’s gone right in the top corner.”

Saturday also saw the return of R's frontman Loic Remy from injury, replacing strike partner Bobby Zamora on the hour-mark.

Despite defeat leaving Rangers seven points adrift of safety, Redknapp remains confident the pair can still hold the key to safety.

“I still feel we’ll get out of it,” he said.

“It [defeat] leaves us bottom today but we won’t be bottom at the end of the season.

“With Bobby Zamora and [Loic] Remy coming back from injury I see two forwards that can start scoring some goals between now and the end of the season for us. 

“That’s been our problem, we don’t score enough goals. 

“Between them I can see them doing some damage to teams.”

Rangers face a trip to Southampton next in the first of five matches against challengers in the bottom half.

Redknapp knows the odds are firmly stacked against his side but the R’s boss hasn’t given up faith of beating the drop.

He added: “Every game is important now. With 11 games to go there’s still all to play for.

“They’re going to be tough games but I think there’s enough there [in the squad] to give us a chance.  

“Everybody else has written us off but I haven’t. I still feel we’ve got a chance.”

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