Ian Holloway insists QPR can follow in Sheffield Wednesday’s footsteps.
Rangers were beaten 2-1 by promotion-chasing Wednesday at Loftus Road on Easter Monday – their fifth consecutive defeat.
They are still not completely safe from relegation, but boss Holloway claims they are gradually becoming stronger.
“The boys keep going and we’ve got three games to put this season to bed so we can catch a team like Wednesday,” Holloway told West London Sport.
“We’ve looked dangerous and we just need to get the goals to get the points to get us over the line and earn the right to be a Championship side.
“That’s no mean feat. There are more famous, or almost as famous, clubs that have gone down two divisions before they’ve built – look at Southampton.
“Sheffield Wednesday fans believe they’re on the way back. How long were they in the abyss? I believe we’re on our way back.”
Holloway said Rangers were unlucky to lose, having put Wednesday under pressure in the second half.
He said: “Did we deserve to lose? Honestly? No. I think that’s a draw, but unfortunately they saw it out and we didn’t.
“It’s just very frustrating. It would be nice to get three points and leave us with only six to play for.”