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Hughes retains Fernandes' backing

Harry Harris
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Mark Hughes' QPR are bottom of the Premier League © PA Photos
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Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has continued to back manager Mark Hughes despite the side being without a win after eight Premier League games this season.

QPR earned a point against ten-man Everton on Sunday, as Junior Hoilett's early strike was cancelled out by a Julio Cesar own goal, but they remain bottom of the table.

Hughes has come under pressure following a disappointing start to the campaign, yet Fernandes remains firmly behind the Welshman, who took over from Neil Warnock in January 2012.

Fernandes wrote on his Twitter account: "Good point. Lots of work to do. Everton are a top side. We were unlucky with some ref calls. Bring on Arsenal.

"I thought the team performed really well, lots of positives. The team appeared to have worked hard in training."

A number of fans were frustrated by QPR's ongoing search for a win, but Fernandes pleaded for them to be patient and get behind the team.

He said: "Stop wasting your time and energy on negative tweets. QPR needs time and stability. We have a great squad, great manager, great CEO. [It] takes time and a bit of luck. See you at the Emirates."

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