Hill hails Mark Hughes’ fighting spirit

QPR defender Clint Hill has stated that Mark Hughes’ bust-up with Martin Jol after the team’s match with Fulham shows that the Welsh manager has a fighting spirit.

The Loftus Road club lost 1-0 to Hughes’ former employers on Saturday, and the Rangers boss brushed off Jol’s advances as he felt that the Dutchman was being patronising.

However, Hill feels this is a clear sign that Hughes has the required spirit to keep the London club in the Premier League.

“He has certainly got spirit,” the player told Mirror Football.

“I was lucky to play against him a few times so I know that. He cares, like everyone else, and doesn’t want this club to go down. He will be frustrated.

“We feel the whole world is against us. We are having no luck at the moment, but we will come back on Monday and dust ourselves down,” he stated.

Hill also acknowledged that defeats have put QPR right in the relegation mix, and that it will be a battle to stay in the English top flight.

“The last three games have been massive – and we haven’t got any points.

“There’s always belief. The mini-league is getting smaller during every game. There’s five teams involved and if we can finished first or second in that league it will be a massive achievement,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

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