QPR news

Granero believes in Hughes

October 30, 2012
By Miguel Delaney

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero has backed manager Mark Hughes to turn the club's season around.

Mark Hughes and Esteban Granero QPR v Man City
PA PhotosEsteban Granero was one of Mark Hughes' most high-profile summer acquisitions

• Blog: QPR drowning in media fables
• Fernandes: No ultimatum

Signed in the summer for £9 million from Real Madrid, Granero was part of the spending spree that has only increased the pressure on Hughes, and despite such an outlay, QPR have just three points from nine games so far this season.

Granero, however, feels confident his new boss will soon make a difference. He said on the club's official website: "It has to change because the reality is we only have three points and are bottom of the table.

"We have a good team, a good squad, a good manager. We do not deserve to be there but that does not matter because you have to win games.

"We know we have deserved more than three points until now, but we cannot think back, we just have to keep pushing, training hard like we have been doing and things will change, I am confident of that."

Granero also lamented his side's lack of luck as they lost 1-0 to Arsenal on Saturday via a Mikel Arteta goal that appeared to be struck from an offside position.

"They got their goal, which was offside, and after that with 10 players we had our chances again. We kept trying, but it just didn't fall for us.

"We are all slightly baffled with how things are going for us. But we have no time to look back. We have to look forward to the next games.

"We deserved more against Arsenal and on other days we have too, but the situation is we only have three points.

"We have to train hard this week and be ready for Reading on Sunday. It's a big game in front of our own passionate supporters, so we are confident we can get that first win."