Ryan Nelsen and Bobby Zamora back Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes
Ryan Nelsen and Bobby Zamora have offered their support to Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes.
Last Updated: 04/11/12 12:37pm
QPR currently prop up the table after picking up just three points from their opening nine games and host fellow strugglers Reading on Sunday afternoon.
Chairman Tony Fernandes has insisted Hughes' job is not under threat and veteran defender Nelsen has also given his backing to the manager.
"It is horrible (for Hughes)," Nelsen said. "If we make a mistake, get injured or get sent off, it is always the manager who takes the full responsibility so I feel bad for him.
"But his work ethic is very good; he's first in last out. I know the manager is doing everything he can to win football games.
"We are all trying to do it. If we do lose it's not because we are under prepared or not trying. We are."
QPR striker Zamora added: "Fingers are being pointed at Mark and the pressure is on for him and us. But he's a good manager and Tony Fernandes is right behind him.
"Tony was down at the training ground the other day and said that to the lads as well. He is a very down-to-earth, relaxed guy, so I don't think he's somebody who will do anything hasty.
"Every game now is massive. We'll work our socks off to get the three points because they're desperately needed. We all know that teams around us, like Reading, are the ones which we should be picking points up against."