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Zamora worry for Redknapp
6:00am Friday 1st March 2013 in Sport
QPR are sweating on the fitness of two key players ahead of their trip to St Mary’s tomorrow.
Harry Redknapp is hoping that Esteban Granero and Bobby Zamora will have recovered from injury in time to face Saints.
Granero is rated as likely to be fit while the decision on Zamora, pictured right, remains slightly more touch and go.
Redknapp would like to have Zamora available to play and is also considering throwing in January signing Loic Remy, who has also been feeling his way back from injury.
QPR know just how important the Saints game is in the context of their season.
With other teams in and around the relegation zone still to play, QPR are not dead and buried yet, but failure to beat Saints will push them very close to the edge.
Rangers midfielder Andros Townsend said: “From now until May we have a lot of six-pointers against teams we are trying to catch, like Southampton, Sunderland, [Aston] Villa and Wigan,” said Townsend.
“It is a massive two or three months, but it’s quite simple what we have to do, and that’s beat those teams around us. That’s what will shape our season – it’s in our own hands then.
“We need to do what Southampton did and pull away, but it’s not just them – we have to look at what teams like Swansea and Norwich have done since coming up for inspiration.
“We have the quality, we just need to go on a good run of our own. We’re well overdue one as we've not had one all season really.”