QPR attacker Mackie: Gap remains same

QPR attacker Jamie Mackie says there's no reason to feel down after defeat to Manchester United.

QPR attacker Jamie Mackie says there's no reason to feel down after defeat to Manchester United.

Just 11 matches stand between them and relegation, with seven points currently separating them and safety.

"It is another game down, but no-one has stretched the margin," QPR forward Mackie said. "It's important for us to try and get a result, a few back-to-back results, so we could be in there.

"It is going to be hard but we've got to keep going, keep trying to play and get a result. That's all you can do.

"I think we were playing the champions, in my opinion. They are a top draw side and he (Rafael) has scored a worldie. If he hadn't done that, maybe we were in the game.

"It's hard when we keep going 1-0 down and have to chase a game. It's tough.

"Next is Southampton and if we can get results against the teams in and around us it is almost like a double game."

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