QPR winger Townsend eyeing derby victory

The on-loan attacker insists that despite the club’s lowly position, confidence is high at Loftus Road ahead of the Rs crunch match with local rivals Fulham on Monday night
QPR attacker Andros Townsend says confidence is high at Loftus Road ahead of the Rs' derby with neighbours Fulham on Monday night.

The west Londoners have fared well in derby matches this season, taking four points off Chelsea as well as defeating Martin Jol's men in an Adel Taraabt-inspired 2-1 win in the reverse fixture, leaving Townsend in a bullish mood.

“We’re confident we can get a result there,” the 21-year-old told QPR’s official website.

“The fact it’s a local derby is an added incentive, but all we’re focused on is returning to winning ways and getting another three points on the board.”

Rangers moved off the bottom of the Premier League without even playing at the weekend with Reading losing heavily at Arsenal, and after claiming two wins in their last three outings Tottenham loanee Townsend says no one at the club has given up on survival.

“We’ve got eight games to go and we believe we can still get out of it,” the young winger added. “Obviously it’s going to be tough, but we’re a confident group of players and we’re playing well at the moment.

“We’re scoring goals again and looking like we can really take the game to the opposition, so we’re all confident.

“The gaffer has said he thinks 37 points might be enough and that’s four wins and two draws, which we feel we are capable of achieving.

“That’s what we’re aiming for.

“We still believe and we'll be giving everything we can to stay up.”