QPR star attempts to rally the troops

Ryan Nelsen QPR DefenderQPR defender Ryan Nelsen has urged his side to rally together and turn their season around as they look to try and maintain their Premier League status.

The R’s are yet to record a victory in the league this season and the centre back, released by Tottenham this summer, believes its time the players start taking responsibility for their mistakes.

Nelsen told Sky Sports: “Do we need time to gel? Nobody was saying anything like that in August when the players were being signed,”

“We, as players, have to take responsibility for where we are. It’s as simple as that.

“It’s a horrible position that we’re in and we know it. We’ve got to dig ourselves out of it.”

Despite this there is cautious cause for optimism with QPR currently unbeaten under Harry Redknapp following a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland and a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Loftus Road.

“I think Villa were probably happy with the draw,” the 35 year old added.

“In the position we’re in, we’re looking for wins but we are two games unbeaten now and we’ve just got to try and get that first victory.

“Our heads didn’t drop when Villa scored and I don’t think Harry would ever let that happen. It was disappointing to concede such a soft goal.

“For the rest of the match I felt we had all the good chances but that second goal just wouldn’t come for us.

“They just sat back really but we had a few chances. Clint Hill hit the crossbar, Park Ji-sung had a good shot and we had a couple of one-on-ones in the first half as well.”