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Mark Hughes' side are yet to win in the Premier League this season, but the Scotland international striker is confident his team-mates simply need more time to gel

QPR striker Jamie Mackie has expressed his belief that the Rs are a match for anyone in the Premier League, and will continue to get even better.

After a disheartening 5-0 thumping against Swansea on the opening day of the season, the west Londoners' performances have steadily improved, resulting in a hard-fought draw against Chelsea last time out.
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And, after narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day last season, the Scotland international insists Mark Hughes' men have more confidence this time round.

“There is perhaps a bit more belief that we can match these sides,” Mackie told the club’s official website.

“We showed it last season at home and we really need to believe that now. [Against Chelsea] that’s the best we have been in terms of our tempo.”

The Loftus Road outfit signed 11 players this summer and Mackie believes the new signings will need time to develop an understanding on the pitch.

 “Good players can play well together, but knowing each other’s game is an important element. You need to understand where people are comfortable and where they aren’t," he added.

“But more than anything, new lads need time to get used to the team shape and the demands the manager puts on his players.

“Every training session we have, the better and more organised we will be.”

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