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It’s not going too well for them is it?

QPR have only taken four points from their opening twelve games and are still yet to secure a win this season.

Rumours were circulating last night on Twitter and some news website that manager Mark Hughes had been given the sack but these turned out to be false. His eventual dismissal might not be too far away if results continue in this fashion however.

Hughes did not take training on Monday and instead spent it in talks with the clubs hierarchy; I bet that was a jovial conversation!

Some fans are calling for Hughes head this season after seeing their team five points clear of safety and sitting securely at the bottom of the table following Saturdays 3-1 defeat by fellow strugglers Southampton.

And rumours of a serious dressing room spilt amongst senior R’s players and their recent purchases have done little to reassure fans.

They are apparently unhappy about the work the new players have been putting in, citing their lack of commitment and determination as one of the major reasons for the slump.

Some fans have claimed QPR need to some emergency signings in the January transfer window to save their season. Not a situation I bet they would have imagined themselves in after they went about signing every journeyman slightly over the hill player in the past two seasons.

Their signings had experience, no question, but there was always a doubt about their desire. Instead of following the Norwich model from last season and signing young hungry players with something to prove in the top flight they opted for more experienced heads.

And they arrived by the boatload. Djibril Cisse, Julio Cesar, Robert Green, Bobby Zamora, Andy Johnson, Shaun Wright-Philips, Park Ji-Sung and the always reliably injury free Kieron Dyer are just a handful of Hughes signings. Hardly spring chickens are they?

Obviously it makes sense to have some top flight experience in a squad and it is difficult to deny the quality of some of the players they have signed but I do think they went a bit overboard.

I don’t like the term “Mercenary” in football but I don’t think it would be too unfair to call some of them that.

And I dislike even more fans who call for their manager’s head at the slightest sign of trouble, but I think it might be time for Sparky to go.

Chairman Tony Fernandes has but a lot of time and money into backing the Hughes regime but it just doesn’t seem to be working. I think Hughes is a decent manager, but sometimes things just don’t work for a manger and this looks like the case here.

Whether QPR decide to stick with Mark Hughes or not one thing is certain, if results on the pitch don’t change soon they better start drafting up a contingency plan. Because I can’t see their legion of veterans hanging around after relegation.

Robert Lock