Hughes banking on management support
Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes believes he will be given time to get things right at the Premier League's bottom club.
QPR have just two points from their first six games. But the former Wales, Blackburn, Manchester City and Fulham manager says it is no time to panic.
"We are not adrift. We have had a difficult run but we have played some quality sides," Hughes 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."
QPR's owners have poured money into the club and Hughes said that indicates that they see things long-term.
"We have had a big investment and we're looking to improve this year and we will," he said.
"It is very, very early days but until we get positive results on the board then obviously everything is up for debate and a focus begins to come on the club as a whole."
Their latest setback came on Monday, when they were beaten 2-1 at home by West Ham, with the sending-off of Samba Diakite 15 minutes from time effectively ending their hopes of a comeback.
"We were very poor, certainly in the first half when we were second to every ball," Hughes said.
"In the second half we made a better fist of it. In fact, when Adel (Taarabt) scored a great goal, that got us a little bit of momentum.
"At that point I could see us getting a second, goal but the sending off completely killed that momentum."