Esteban Granero confident QPR can turn season around

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero is confident the Hoops can turn around their season after a tough start

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Esteban Granero believes Queens Park Rangers can turn around their disappointing start to the Premier League season and go on a winning run ahead of a congested Christmas schedule.

The Hoops came from behind to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw with Reading at Loftus Road on Sunday, leaving Mark Hughes’ side in 19th place and five points from safety.

But Granero, who arrived from Real Madrid this summer, is drawing on a similar experience at his former club Getafe as proof that QPR can get out of their current predicament.

“In my first season with Getafe we really struggled. We didn’t win our first eight games. The situation was very similar to here,” said Granero.

“But we had a similar confidence to this group of players and we started winning matches. We won five out of our next six.

“We won’t panic. This has been a disappointing start but it will help us later in the season.”

Meanwhile, QPR defender Ryan Nelsen admitted his frustration at seeing the Hoops perform well on the pitch but fail to pick up the necessary points to help their bid to avoid another relegation battle.

“The most frustrating thing for us is the performances have been there but the points haven’t been,” said Nelsen.

“It’s scary if you’re playing badly and getting beaten fair and square but that’s the infuriating thing.

“We’re preparing right, we’re performing on the field, but we’re not backing it up with points.”

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