QPR might have set the record for worst start to a Premier League season but Fulham boss Martin Jol has warned people not to write off Harry Redknapp’s side yet.
Rangers have gone 16 games without a win and head into Saturday’s west London derby bottom of the table and with some suggesting survival is now beyond their reach.
Jol understands the stress Redknapp is under all too well from his time in his native Holland where he guided RKC Waalwijk to safety against the odds.
“At my second club [RKC Waalwijk], they had three points at the end of November and that was the first time in history that a club had that amount of points and still managed to stay in the league,” he said.
Redknapp will need the same fighting spirit if he is to keep Rangers up and Jol believes his counterpart has the experience to save the Rs.
“I can remember games from even before Harry [Redknapp] was there when they were quite close to winning,” he explained. “They’ve had seven draws and could have had wins because I saw a couple of games where they were very unlucky.
“They are in a difficult situation but there are a lot of games to go where they can get a lot of points on the board so you can never write them off.
“Harry has been there a couple of weeks now and they are looking for a response all the time and they need a response now. We are aware of that. You can never write clubs off. I think they have got the quality and, of course, Harry is capable of coming up with a few very good results.”
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