On-loan Tottenham winger Townsend insists the team need to win at least six or seven of their last 11 matches.
He told The Sun: “This is make-or-break. We’ve got six ‘relegation six-pointers’ now. Everyone wrote QPR off this time last season and they pulled it out of the fire. So why not again?
“Everything looks good defensively and all the new signings, including me, are gelling. A victory at Southampton and suddenly we might only be four points adrift with 10 to play. Then it’ll be about getting back-to-back wins.”