QPR owner Tony Fernandes issues backing for manager Mark Hughes

QPR owner Tony Fernandes backs his manager Mark Hughes and urges the club's fans to "keep calm" after Monday's loss

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QPR owner Tony Fernandes took charge of the Hoops last summer Photo: Lotus

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Tony Fernandes has issued his backing for Mark Hughes after Queens Park Rangers were beaten 2-1 by West Ham United on Monday night.

The Hoops owner has invested heavily in new players during the summer transfer window, with Hughes bringing in 11 new faces at Loftus Road.

Despite big-name arrivals such as Esteban Granero, Júlio Cesar and Park Ji-Sung, QPR are without a victory in the Premier League this season.

However, Fernandes was keen to emphasise the importance of stability at the club and he remains confident Hughes can turnaround the Hoops’ season.

“Keep calm. Six games does not make a season. I have learnt from many wise chairmen,” Fernandes posted on his Twitter account.

“Mark will sort it out. Look at his record. We would have won if we didn’t go down to 10.

“I’m calm and want to build stability which is what most fans want. There are many out there who are clueless.

“I am relaxed and confident. Let’s get all our players back and in form and fit and then let’s see.”

Meanwhile, Hughes insisted QPR are not “adrift” at the bottom of the table despite earning just two points this term, while urging his side to improve defensively.

“We are not adrift. We have had a difficult run but we have played some quality sides,” the Welshman said.

“Those things are going against us at the moment. We need to do better leading up to goals.

“We need to stop crosses at source, get up against people better and stop things happening before they do.”

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