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QPR boss not worried by pressure after West Brom defeat

20:02 06 October 2012

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes

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Mark Hughes insists he is still the right man to lead QPR after a fifth defeat in seven games left them anchored at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

Rangers went down 3-2 at West Brom this afternoon and have collected only two points out of a possible 21.

James Morrison, Zoltan Gera and Youssouf Mulumbu netted for the Baggies with Adel Taarabt and Esteban Granero on target for QPR, who trailed 2-0 and 3-1.

But Hughes is convinced QPR will revive their fortunes once they stop conceding sloppy goals early in games and see their injury list shorten.

He said: “Am I still the right man? Oh yes, absolutely. We knew where we might possibly be at the beginning of the season because of the amount of changes we’ve made.

“We are disappointed because in a number of games we’ve played well and not got what we’ve deserved out of games.

“You’ve got to perform from start to finish because if you allow good teams, which West Brom are this year, any encouragement then they will take chances.

“We’ve got to give ourselves the chance to win games. It is disappointing because once again we have given ourselves too much to do.

“That’s the second game running we’ve conceded two poor goals defensively from our point of view in that initial period.

“You can’t afford to do that in the Premier League because you give yourself a mountain to climb.”

Hughes added: “We are six or seven games into the new season, we’ve got a lot of new players and a lot of injuries which are not helping us.

“Once that settles down, people will see what we can produce and we’ve shown glimpses of that in almost every game.

“But we need to build performances and results.”

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