Friday 06 April 2012

Onuoha positive ahead of Man Utd trip

QPR defender boosted by recent results in Barclays Premier League

Defender Nedum Onuoha joined Queens Park Rangers from Manchester City in January

Queens Park Rangers defender Nedum Onuoha says his side's recent impressive Barclays Premier League victories will provide a real boost as they prepare for Sunday's daunting trip to Manchester United.

QPR are battling for survival at the bottom of the League but they have moved out of the relegation zone on goal difference after recording two wins in their last three matches, against Liverpool and Arsenal.

Rangers face some difficult fixtures in their final seven matches of the campaign but Onuoha says the recent results have shown the players what can be achieved.

"The win against Arsenal showed what we are capable of as a group," Onuoha told the club's official website.

"At home the fans have made a huge difference"
- Nedum Onuoha

"We defended well and I think it goes to show that if you have hard work and endeavour you can get any result."

Onuoha joined QPR from Manchester City in the January transfer window and has played in every League match since.

The 25-year-old says he has been impressed with the club's vocal support and has called on his side to match the fans' passion in the crucial contests that lie ahead.

"The fans have been fantastic," he added.

"They have been disappointed with some of our performances and rightly so. But they always turn up and give it their all. As players, that's the very least we can do as well.

"At home the fans have made a huge difference.

"They make it very, very hard for the opposition. They are close to the pitch so players can hear everything that's being said - and I quite enjoy that aspect of it!

"And when you can hear them on your travels it does make a difference."

And Onuoha wants the fans to make themselves heard at Old Trafford this weekend.

"If we can hear our fans in amongst 70,000 home supporters then they'll be doing something right - and I think there's a very good chance that will happen," he said.

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Key Points

  • Nedum Onuoha buoyed by recent QPR results
  • Rangers play Man Utd on Sunday after winning two of their last three matches
  • Onuoha praises QPR's vocal support