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Tony Fernandes prepared to offer Park Ji-sung time to find his feet at Queens Park Rangers

Park Ji-sung: Has struggled to make an impact since completing a summer switch to Loftus Road

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Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has backed star signing Park Ji-sung to come good following an indifferent start to the season.

The former Manchester United midfielder was made captain by manager Mark Hughes at the start of his debut campaign at Loftus Road, but the 31-year-old has been the subject of much criticism after failing to inspire a club that now finds itself rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.

One of those critics is former Hoops player Lee Cook, who believes Park is not trying as hard as he did during his stint at Old Trafford.

"Every time I saw Park at United, he was a workhorse. For me, he doesn't seem to be working as hard as he did there," he told The Sun.

However, Fernandes has defended the South Korean and has asked for the player to be given more time.

"It's a new experience for him in that he's never played so much (at Manchester United)," the Malaysian entrepreneur told Yonhap News Agency.

"He also has to adjust to new players. I am not the sort of person that's going to write people off after six or seven games."