QPR assistant Bowen wants players to be 'angry and demanding'

Mark Hughes' right-hand-man admits the Hoops' form has led to a meeting with the players, who were urged to take responsibility for their woeful record in the Premier League
QPR assistant manager Mark Bowen wants the Hoops' players to get "angry" in order to turn their poor Premier League form around.

The Londoners are winless after 10 games and Bowen revealed that Mark Hughes has felt the need to call a team meeting in order to boost the playing staff's mentality.

The internal inquest was held following a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Reading which left the side languishing in the relegation zone.

"They held their hands up and took it on board and we will work at it to make sure we are better next time,” Bowen told the club's podcast 'Open All Rs'.

"We encouraged them to point a few fingers and put demands on them. I want them to be a bit more angry and demanding of each other."

Bowen has also dismissed reports linking former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp with the manager’s job following the poor start the Rs have made to the season.

He added: "People talk about Harry Redknapp and this and that. The fact is he took over Southampton in 2005 as the big saviour and he took them down.

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"But when things go wrong people say 'get Harry in'.

"We are really surprised and gutted the way it has gone. We expected and wanted better.

"The common denominator is that it has usually taken a few months to get our methods across and way we play.

"But like Tony said, I feel we are the best people for job. The facts, CV and history to prove it. We know our history over the last 10 to 12 years that this will change and we will be successful."