Hughes to remain in charge for Man United clash as QPR suffer Zamora blow
QPR manager Mark Hughes will face the media as usual ahead of trip to Manchester United, as Bobby Zamora is sidelined
Mark Hughes is set to remain in charge of Queens Park Rangers for their clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday after the club confirmed he will attend his weekly news briefing ahead of the game.
The 49-year-old is set to face the media as usual at the club’s Harlington training ground on Friday for the first time since a wave of speculation hit the internet suggesting the Welshman had been sacked earlier this week.
QPR’s head of communications and media Ian Taylor rubbished the rumours on Twitter, although further reports emerged claiming that Hughes had refused a request from the Hoops board to resign, with the club bottom of the table and without a league win this season.
The former Manchester City boss reaffirmed his intention to “see through” the job he took at Loftus Road in January following the 3-1 loss to Southampton on Saturday.
“The club needs stability. Maybe this is a watershed moment as we can’t get much lower. It’s my intention to see it through,” said Hughes.
“I knew this job was going to be problematic. I was quite prepared to raise expectations as I thought we’d have a good season.”
Meanwhile, Hughes has been dealt a blow with the news that QPR striker Bobby Zamora is set to undergo surgery on a hip injury and could be sidelined for up to three months.
A statement on the QPR website read: “Bobby Zamora is set for a period on the side lines owing to injury.
“The 31 year-old striker will undergo an exploratory operation following a recent hip injury sustained in training. The injury is likely to see Zamora side lined for approximately three months.”