Queens Park Rangers centre back Ryan Nelsen has sympathy for his manager Mark Hughes as Rangers are still looking for their first Premier League win of the season, as reported by talkSPORT.

Nelsen only arrived in the summer, but he claims that Hughes has done everything possible to prepare his team for matches; it’s just the players that keep letting him down.

“It’s got to be so frustrating for the manager,” Nelsen told talkSPORT.

“In preparing for games, he does the maximum he can with what he can control. It’s up to us players to stop throwing curve balls in the way we have been. I feel very sorry for him.

“We’ve shot ourselves in the foot numerous times – whether it’s sendings-off, conceding soft goals, even some of the injuries we’ve had. Getting the same team out on more than one occasion will help and we can get some consistency.”

“The owners and the board have seen what Mark and his staff have done behind the scenes with the infrastructure,” he added.

“It’s a proper Premier League club now, which not everybody can see. It’s changed dramatically from a year ago, which from the stories I hear was pretty shambolic.

“Unfortunately the results haven’t backed that up but [owner Tony Fernandes], the board and the players see the hard work that’s been put in.”


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