Preston manager Phil Brown has refused to throw in the towel and believes a run of wins to lift his side out of the bottom three is possible.
Brown's side conceded a two-goal lead at Watford - Sean St. Ledger and Leon Clarke's efforts were cancelled out by Watford substitutes Matt Whichelow and Adam Thompson - but the former Hull boss remains upbeat about his side's survival chances.
Brown said: "I'm waiting too long for my first win, but I believe that when we do get it we are good enough to pick up two, three or four wins quickly.
"We have made improvements steadily since I came in and we now play the champions-elect in QPR.
"We will be buoyed by the positives to take from here and we aim to put a spanner in the works for QPR on Saturday."