Redknapp wants Loftus Road fortress
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QPR boss Harry Redknapp has called on the club's fans to help make Loftus Road a fortress in order to avoid relegation.
The west Londoners remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and will be in the bottom three for the foreseeable future given they fact Rangers are now eight points from safety following Tuesday night's draw 0-0 at fellow strugglers Sunderland.
After his first game in charge, Redknapp does at least have a clean sheet to try to build on although number one keeper Julio Cesar was forced off at the Stadium of Light to disrupt a defence that has been nothing short of disastrous this season.
The focus now shifts to Saturday's home clash with Aston Villa who themselves have failed to set the league alight although they did manage to secure a late 1-0 win over promoted Reading at Villa Park in midweek.
"We have got a big game on Saturday now with Villa," said Redknapp. "We have got to make Loftus Road a little bit like Portsmouth used to be.
"We made that a tough place to go. It's the same type of stadium, a small stadium, intimidating and if we can show the fans that we are going to have a real go and they get behind us, then it can be a tough place to come."
QPR take on Wigan after the Villa clash ahead of a run of tricky-looking run of games against Fulham, Newcastle, West Brom and Liverpool to round off an eventful 2012.
Punters looking to use a free bet can back Redknapp to continue to work his magic by keeping QPR in the Premier League against the odds.