Hughes still learning at QPR

QPR boss admits he is still getting to know his squad

Mark Hughes: The Queens Park Rangers manager has won two of his games in charge since taking over

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QPR manager Mark Hughes admits he is still getting to know his squad after a month in charge.

The Welshman took charge on January 10th and has won two of his six games whilst at the helm.

This weekend they face a key game in the fight for survival against relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers.

Hughes was the most active Premier League manager during the January transfer window, signing six players in total.

He has especially bolstered his attacking set-up, with the captures of Bobby Zamora, Federico Macheda and Djibril Cisse.

Cisse will miss QPR's next three fixtures after receiving a red card in the defeat to Wolves last weekend, with the onus on Zamora to deliver the goals.

Zamora worked with Hughes when the pair were at Fulham together, but Hughes admits he is still learning about his squad at Loftus Road.


He said: "I am still getting a real understanding of what I have to work with.

"It's not been easy because coming in January is a bit different to my previous job, where I was there from the start of the season.

"I had longer to assess the squad and what happened at Fulham last year was we struggled with attacking players.

"Bobby Zamora was out for a long period, Moussa Dembele was unavailable and Andrew Johnson as well, so that had an effect on us.

"We had to wait for those guys back in the New Year and they made a big difference.

"I think in terms of what we can deduce in an attacking sense, I think we are definitely on par.

"That's why I'm confident that we can create chances and now we have guys that can convert them as well."