Chris Ramsey: QPR head coach understands criticism

Chris Ramsey
Chris Ramsey was unable to save QPR from relegation from the Premier League last season

Queens Park Rangers head coach Chris Ramsey says he can understand the fans' frustrations as they seek an immediate return to the Premier League.

The R's are 10th in the Championship table after 12 games.

"When you have got a club like QPR, which has had its successes in the past, fans sometimes live for those successes," he told BBC Radio London.

"Part of being a manager of a club like this is taking the criticisms when they are not happy."

Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday means the west London club have only won one of their last seven league games, and they are five points off the play-off places.

Having signed a three-year deal at Loftus Road in the summer, Ramsey brought in 13 new players during the transfer window.

With last season's top scorer Charlie Austin and summer arrival Jamie Mackie sidelined by injury, Ramsey says patience will be crucial as he moulds a new-look side.

"It's about staying upbeat. Regardless of what people think, we are still trying to gel a team," the 53-year-old said.

"Every week there are changes or we are trying to solidify the combinations. There are bigger and better managers than me that have taken longer to do that.

"Everybody wants to be back at the top. The club is poised to move up the leagues. It will take time and a lot of patience with the players getting to know each other."

Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock led QPR to the Championship title in 2010-11

Former QPR boss Neil Warnock has re-joined the club in an advisory role on a part-time basis and Ramsey says the 66-year-old will provide "a sounding board" for him and his staff.

"He has a wealth of experience, he's been promoted quite a few times and has got a lot of passion for the club," Ramsey added.

"He is somebody who can lend some knowledge in situations I probably haven't been in.

"It is something the club want to do, and I have brought him in. I chose him. Hopefully it will work out to be a good partnership."

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