No QPR regrets for Fernandes
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes believes he made the right choice to buy the club, even if they are relegated from the Premier League.
Last Updated: 10/05/12 6:25pm
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes believes he made the right choice to buy the club, even if they are relegated from the Premier League.
The Hoops face a daunting trip to title-chasing Manchester City at the weekend, knowing that defeat will see them head straight back to the Championship if Bolton beat Stoke.
Malaysian business tycoon Fernandes completed his takeover of the club last summer and, despite the ups and downs, insists he is enjoying the experience.
"We still have a bit of work to do to stay up; whether we stay up or not I'm convinced I made the right decision coming to this club," he told QPR Player.
"The journey is set, we are on this road, nothing is going to stop me. I'm loving it and hopefully the fans are happy with what we're doing."
Fernandes has thrown considerable money at making QPR competitive in the Premier League, spending far more than fellow promoted teams Norwich and Swansea.
But it is the Loftus Road club who find their top-flight status under threat amid the drama of the final day and Fernandes believes a last-gasp survival would sum up their season.
He added: "It has been our season all year, lots of ups and downs, but there is something that just keeps going for us.
"When everything looks bleak, suddenly that spark comes; 2-0 down at Liverpool, we come back and win 3-2. We keep shooting ourselves in the foot, though, but we keep doing it."
Doing it at City will be a huge ask given that Roberto Mancini's side have only drawn once at home let alone lost a league game there.
But QPR forward Jamie Mackie is hoping the pressure of knowing that a first title in 44 years will belong to City if they win could have a negative influence on the home side.
"They've not been in that position for a long, long time," he said.
"Not many of their players would have won the Premier League before. Pressure does really strange things to people.
"We've been really poor on the road this season, but it's got to change at some point.
"Everybody is expecting a big day for Man City, but we're scrapping for our lives and a point would mean the world to us."