Charlie Austin can keep QPR in the Premier League

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They say football is a team game, but you need special players to make that team. Take Luis Suarez with Liverpool last season for example.

As good as the Reds were last term they would not have got so far in the league if it wasn't for the Uruguayan's goals. Now that he has left Anfield for Barcelona, Liverpool are clearly struggling without him. They're lacking bite, if you will.

Queens Park Rangers will be hoping that Charlie Austin will be their own Luis Suarez for this season. The former Burnley striker has scored four goals in his last three games for the Hoops, with six goals altogether for the season so far.

Austin's powers

Austin has established himself as vitally important to Harry Redknapp's QPR, and his goals could be crucial as they strive to retain their hard fought Premier League status.

The sale of Loic Remy must have been a big blow to QPR, but his departure to Chelsea has only helped Austin raise his game. A double in a crucial win against Aston Villa and the opening goal in the 2-2 with Manchester City how vital he is.

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But what about the other options available to Redknapp in this battle against relegation to the Championship? Bobby Zamora is hard working but he does not posses the natural goalscoring prowess of Austin.

Eduardo Vargas had a good World Cup for Chile and did grab a brace in the 'gutsy' performance against Liverpool. The Chilean has only them two goals to date, which at this level isn't enough. Heaven forbid but if Austin does get injured, Rangers could struggle.

Austin did raise eyebrows when he left Turf Moor and signed for the QPR in a £5 million deal. But he has proved his critics wrong, firing 20 goals in the successful promotion bid of the 2013-2014 season.

If QPR are to have any hopes of survival then Austin may require a similar goal return to that of last season. It was only two years ago that the Hoops last dropped out of the top-flight, but on this occasion they have a quality goalscorer.

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