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The Rs boss believes the final score at Villa Park on Saturday will change the perspective of the other relegation-threatened sides ahead of their respective bids for survival

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has underlined the importance of keeping confidence up as the Rs prepare to face fellow relegation strugglers Aston Villa.

The west London side have recorded back-to-back wins over Southampton and Sunderland in recent weeks to vastly enhance their survival chances, with first-team coach Joe Jordan hailing the impact January arrivals Christopher Samba, Andros Townsend, Jermaine Jenas and Loic Remy have had.

But with Villa’s return of six points from a possible 12 pushing them out of the relegation zone, Redknapp is aware that the result at Villa Park on Saturday could go some way to deciding the layout of the run-in.

"[The game against Aston Villa is] not make or break but it's massive to how the table will look on Sunday morning. We need a result," Redknapp told reporters.

Redknapp remains upbeat regarding QPR’s chances of avoiding relegation, despite being four points adrift of 17th-placed Villa, citing the reduced pressure on his team’s shoulder’s due to their perilous situation.

He continued: "All along, I've said we can survive. These two wins [Southampton and Sunderland] have given us confidence.

"We're in good form - just two defeats in the last nine games. We were given no hope and the pressure isn't on us so much."

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