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The QPR manager backs his Hammers counterpart to beat the drop, citing the former Bolton man's lack of luck with injuries for his failure in the first half of the season

Harry Redknapp insists that Sam Allardyce is the right man to save West Ham from relegation.

The Hammers ended their run of seven games without a win in the Premier League with a morale-boosting 2-0 victory against Cardiff City on Saturday but still remain outside of the drop-zone only on goal difference.

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Co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have publicly backed their manager despite conceding 11 goals without reply against Nottingham Forest and Manchester City before the trip to Wales and the former West Ham boss feels that his counterpart has been in an extremely difficult situation.

"The victory against Cardiff will have given everyone at the club a lift," the QPR manager told talkSPORT. "I couldn't be more pleased for Sam.

"He's had such problems with injuries. How are you meant to deal with that? He's had three centre-halves out and no striker.

"If you took five players out of any team in the Premier League, they would struggle.

"He's definitely the right man for the job. If they were looking for someone to keep them up then Sam would be the type of manager they would go for. I'm sure he'll do it again. His record over the years has been great."

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