QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies says the team must remain confident of picking up a win following a difficult run.
The Hoops are on a stretch of five games without a victory, and travel to recently-relegated Sunderland today, who are not brimming with confidence themselves after struggling to adapt to life in the Championship.
Speaking to GetWestLondon, he said: “We’ve not lost too much confidence despite a run of games where we’ve not managed to win because I feel like we’ve been in those games and had chances to take something from them. We’ve been a bit unlucky with the wonder-goal at Barnsley and the deflected goal against Fulham, so we’ve been unlucky.
At the same time we’ve stayed in the games and if you look at the early part of the season, people in the press were saying that we weren’t going to pick up many points, and we played some top opposition and managed to do so.
I think you’ve got to look at every Championship game as one you can win. It’s so tight and you just don’t know what’s going to happen, but we’ll certainly be targeting some wins in the coming games.
Asked how important it is to get back to winning ways against Sunderland, Smithies said: “It’s very important.
“Nothing is more important than your next game because it’s the only one you can control right now. Although we’ve been on the in