Ramsey refuses to take credit for QPR win

Chris Ramsey has refused to take credit for QPR’s win at Sunderland.

Rangers, in their first away game under the caretaker boss, finally ended their long wait for a victory on the road by beating the Black Cats 2-0.

First-half goals from Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora put them in control and they stood firm as Sunderland pressed forward in the second half.

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“I’m sure it’s not just down to my magic wand,” Ramsey said.

“The players have got to take a lot of credit for their efforts. There’s a lot put on managers coming in and waving a magic wand and everything’s great.

“We had six changes and the players all came in an did well. I wouldn’t say it’s anything magic I did.

“Win, draw or lose, I’ve always said it’s down to the players’ intrinsic motivation – whether they’re prepared to put their bodies on the line like they did.

“They’re capable of playing like that and that’s what they’re paid to do.”

Ramsey also played down suggestions the result could boost his chances of staying in charge.

He said: “Your life can’t be defined by 90 minutes or a fantastic shot that Bobby scored with.

“You’re either the right man for the job for the long-term plan or you’re not.”

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