Mark Hughes: Everyone at QPR believes we can turn season around

QPR's Mark Hughes says there is a "real belief" among the players, staff and owners that the Hoops can turn around their season

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Mark Hughes replaced Neil Warnock in January Photo: The Sport Review

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Mark Hughes insists there is a “real belief” at the club that Queens Park Rangers can turn around their season, starting with a home victory over Southampton on Saturday.

The Hoops are in danger of becoming stranded at the bottom of the Premier League table, with the west London outfit five points behind 17th-placed Aston Villa.

Hughes’ men are still to record a win this term despite promising performances against Everton and Reading at Loftus Road, but the Welshman says everyone at QPR is confident the winless run will come to an end.

“We’ve had a difficult start but there was a possibility given all the changes that we would have a start that was difficult, bearing in the mind the team we had to face,” said Hughes on Friday.

“No-one anticipated this winless run would go on for as long as it had done. That’s fair to say. From our point of view, it’s still an early part of the season and we’ve got a lot of games to play.

“There’s real belief from the players, staff and ownership that we’re very close to turning this around. When we do, everyone will see what a good side we are.

“But because we haven’t got the results to back up the football, we’re not getting any credit whatsoever, which is understandable.”

Hughes is positive that QPR have the ability to recover from a disastrous opening period despite a hectic festive schedule on the horizon.

The 49-year-old also dismissed any suggestion that he has been considering his position at the club, reaffirming his faith in his crop of players to reverse their ailing fortunes.

“When you get in this situation, if you feel there is no way out in terms of the team’s potential and the make-up of the team to overcome the situation, then it becomes a different conversation. That’s not the case here,” he added.

“Anyone who has seen us play this season knows that we’ve good players and when we’re in full flow we’re a good side which can cause problems for any team in the Premier League.”

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