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The 61-year-old Scot is certain that the west London club's players are confident they can avoid the drop, despite being seven points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table

QPR first-team coach Joe Jordan says his squad still believe that they can avoid relegation despite the 3-2 defeat against Aston Villa in their last appearance.

After the west London side went ahead early on, a late winner from Villa's Christian Benteke eventually consigned Harry Redknapp's team to a 3-2 defeat, leaving them seven points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.

Jordan, however, took heart from the goals scored, coming courtesy of Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend, and maintained the need to replicate those kinds of performances.

"There is belief there, the performance last week was excellent. Going forward that was the best we've played since we've got here," he told talkSPORT.

"The possibilities [of survival] are there we've just got to make sure we don't create our own problems. If we can play the way that we have played recently we will score goals, we've just got to make sure those goals win us games."

The 61-year-old also spoke of Harry Redknapp's previous record with teams battling relegation, having worked with him at both Portsmouth and Tottenham, as he exhibited his belief in the current QPR boss.

"Harry has been in circumstances like this before and I've worked with him during those and Harry's teams have achieved what we're asking these players to go and achieve for QPR," Jordan added.

"There are eight games ahead of us and there are games we think we can win."

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