Nelsen eyeing West Ham win to kick-start QPR's season

The former Tottenham and Blackburn defender has given his backing to manager Mark Hughes, and is confident the Rs will get back to winning ways in the Premier League
QPR defender Ryan Nelsen believes a victory in Monday evening's clash with West Ham could kick-start the west London outfit's season.

Mark Hughes’ men have failed to pick up a Premier League win so far this campaign despite a complete overhaul at the club this summer which saw 11 new players arrive at Loftus Road.

Yet Nelsen is confident an improvement in form is just around a corner, starting with the visit of Sam Allardyce's men.

“With the characters we have in the dressing room,” he told the Daily Mail. “It is only a matter of time [before a victory] and when one happens it will be like a monsoon after that.

“We are giving everything, the management are giving everything and the players are giving everything. We just need that win to get the monkey off the back.”

Nelsen moved across London from nearby Tottenham in the summer on a free transfer to QPR, and the 34-year-old has given his backing to manager Hughes' style of play, despite the Hoops' difficult start to the season.

“The manager has a way he wants to play and it's been proven for many years that it's a very successful one.” he continued.

“It just takes time for players to come in to it and kind of get into the mould of how he wants us to play. That's life.

“Nothing comes easy. You just have to keep going and do the right things as we have been doing. You are going to have your ups and downs in a season.

“Obviously the Reading game was a big disappointment but that happens. It's pretty ruthless in the cup competitions and the league.”