QPR 1-1 Everton

Fernandes focusing on the positives

October 22, 2012
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent

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.

Mark Hughes and chairman Tony Fernandes are set for a busy week
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QPR earned a point against 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 official 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."