Mark Hughes hopes Queens Park Rangers' selection problems will soon ease
Mark Hughes believes QPR will start producing consistent results and performances once his selection problems ease.
Last Updated: 01/10/12 7:17am
QPR have picked up just two points from their opening five Premier League games and are without several first-choice defenders due to injury.
Loftus Road saw a summer of great change and Hughes is confident that, once he is able to pick a settled team, results will improve.
"I think for the most part our performances have been fine up to a point," said Hughes, ahead of tonight's game against West Ham United.
"Obviously we need to see games out. We have selection problems at the moment in a key area of the field in defence.
"We have had too much of a turnover in terms of selection and personnel changes so that doesn't lend well to having that continuity of performance.
"We've created some decent football in the initial period but it was always going to take time.
"We are not going to hide behind the fact it is not the best of starts and the start that we wanted.
"We understood that it could happen and that it would take us time to get the team functioning as we wanted.
"At the moment it is difficult because we cannot get that continuity of selection, certainly in the defensive area."
Hughes will be seeking a response from his side on Monday after their midweek Capital One Cup exit to Reading at Loftus Road.
QPR twice threw away the lead in the third-round tie as the Royals went on to win 3-2, despite the hosts fielding a strong-looking side.
"It didn't do us much good, did it?" Hughes said when asked about his selection.
"I have said in the past that I think cup runs can help your league form. I've always advocated that if you have a cup run, performances can benefit in the league.
"There was a little bit of that thinking behind it, I'll give you that.
"We wanted to progress in the cup competition and a number of clubs went out and we didn't want to be one of them. Unfortunately we were not in the hat, which was our intention."