Nelsen: QPR’s 16-match winless streak is astonishing

The QPR defender has admitted that the players have no excuses for the club’s poor showing this campaign, but he insists that one win will set them on the road to more.
QPR defender Ryan Nelsen has admitted that the players find the club’s form “astonishing” as their winless streak extended to 16 matches after Saturday’s draw with Wigan.

The Rs are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, with just seven points from a possible 48 this season, and a 2-2 draw against Wigan did little to ease the pressure on Harry Redknapp's side. Nelsen insists that while the players know they have no excuses for failing to summon a win, they have been unlucky to draw or lose a number of games this season.

"Obviously it’s not nice at all, it’s astonishing to tell the truth,” Nelsen told the club's official website. “There’s not been many games where we’ve been totally out of it, we’ve been in a lot of games. But that’s the fine line of the Premier League, there are no excuses.”

The New Zealand international and former D.C. United standout praised the impact of new boss Redknapp on the side’s performances and believes a maiden victory could trigger a run of wins for the West London club.

“When a new manager comes in it’s not like they have a magic wand or something just changes so it’s going to take time,” Nelsen said. “But I think we’ve been a lot better. We haven’t lost, we’ve had two awkward away games and got points out of them so we have to take the positives.

“We’re on a three-game unbeaten run so hopefully the win will come soon. We feel if we can get one win we can get two and we’ll build from that. I’ve been in teams before where we’ve been down there but with this team I’m confident if we can get that first win, we’ll get another and we’ll get going.”

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