Mark Hughes confident QPR will survive in Premier League

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes is confident his team have enough quality to stay in the Premier League.

The west London side remain bottom of the table following their 3-2 defeat by West Brom at the Hawthorns.

They were 2-0 down inside 22 minutes, but improved as the match went on and almost recovered to snatch a point.

"What we can deduce is that we're good enough, but we have to earn the right to stay in this league and we have to do it quickly," said Hughes.

"We have to give ourselves opportunities to win matches and at the moment we're not doing that.

"In the early part of the game we gave ourselves too much to do. We talk about the fundamentals of defending and we didn't do that. We didn't start correctly. We were slow and not dynamic.

"They produced two good balls and we didn't deal with them. If you go 2-0 down away from home, it's nigh-on impossible to get back into it.

"For the vast majority of the match I thought we were in control, but we need to take the defensive errors out of our game. We can't expect to get results when we give teams 2-0 leads."

QPR avoided relegation to the Championship on the final day of last season and Hughes said at the time he was determined the club would not find themselves in the same position again.

But they have endured a difficult start to the season, drawing two and losing five of their opening seven matches.

"We're struggling with injuries and we've picked up a couple more, but we need to do better," added the Welshman.

"We need to put the work in, re-emphasise the fundamentals we've been talking about and make sure people are not in any doubt about what is required."

Top Stories