'Six games do not make a season' - QPR owner offers backing to under-fire Hughes

The Malaysian businessman took to his Twitter account to plead fans for patience after the club made its worst ever start to a Premier League season following the loss to West Ham
Owner Tony Fernandes has publicly backed manager Mark Hughes to turn QPR's fortunes around despite the club's worst ever start to a Premier League season.

The R's slumped to a disappointing 2-1 loss at home against West Ham on Monday night, which leaves them rooted to the foot of the table and without a win in their opening six matches.

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Fernandes spent heavily during the summer, with 12 new faces arriving at Loftus Road, but he is yet to see a return on his investment as an under-pressure Hughes struggles to knit his expansive squad together.

But, despite collecting just two points from a possible 18, the Malaysian tycoon is unflustered by QPR's poor form and took to his Twitter account to plead for calm and offer a branch of support to his beleagured manager.

"Keep calm. Six games does not make a season. I have learnt from many wise chairmen," Fernandes wrote.

"Mark will sort it out. Look at his record. We would have won if we didn't go down to 10.

I'm calm and want to build stability which is what most fans want. There are many out there who are clueless.

"I am relaxed and confident. Let's get all our players back and in form and fit and then let's see."