Leroy Fer confident QPR will stay up because they have better players than Norwich City

Former Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer believes QPR are better equipped to avoid Premier League re

Former Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer believes QPR are better equipped to avoid Premier League relegation than the Canaries. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Leroy Fer insists he will not suffer Premier League relegation a second time with QPR because Rangers have better players than Norwich City.

Fer's goals in the recent home wins over Leicester and Burnley have helped haul Harry Redknapp's squad out of the bottom three ahead of Monday's trip to Everton.

The 24-year-old joined Rangers in a club-record summer deal after his debut season in English football ended in heartache with the Canaries, but the Dutch international is adamant there will be no repeat.

'When you're coming up from the Championship it's hard, but we have better quality players and we are more of a team (than Norwich),' he said. 'We have to stick together. We are a good team, with great ability, and if we keep doing what we are then I think we will be fine.'

Fer admitted he was delighted to open his goalscoring account but the priority is victories for Redknapp's men.

'They were two really important games and we won both. It's really good to be able to look at the table and not be in the bottom three,' he said. 'At the end of the season you have to be out of the relegation zone but it's always good to be 16th or 17th instead. For us to get six points in a week is really good. We are a new team in the Premier League so it is always going to be tough but I believe we have enough quality to stay up.'

Fer knows it is important to pick up away points, with Rangers losing all seven Premier League games away from Loftus Road this season.

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'We have been speaking about this in the dressing room,' he told the club's official site. 'At home, we have shown what we can do but away it has been hard. Maybe we need to play the same way away from home as we do at Loftus Road. We need to get some results away, and we will be trying to do this at Everton.'