James Perch confident he can become a success at QPR
PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 December 2015
QPR utility man James Perch insists he has every confidence he can become an asset for the club, following an unspectacular start to life at Loftus Road.
The 30-year-old, who has made 15 appearances to date for the Rs, maintains he will turn his form around sooner rather than later after coming in for criticism from supporters on social media for the level of his performances this season.
He told the Times: “If I’m being totally honest it hasn’t been the best start to my QPR career.
“I’ve been booked a few times and sent off too, so it’s been a bit up and down to say the least.
“I’ve had a couple of decent performances under my belt now under Neil (Warnock), but I’ve been far from a world beater for this club.
“What I can assure the QPR fans is that I will give absolutely everything for this club and have every faith I can be an asset to the team in time.”
The Rs have had an indifferent start to the season as they lie 12th in the Championship – currently sitting five points off the play-offs.
As a result of that poor form Chris Ramsey lost his job as head coach last month, a decision which disappointed the former Wigan and Newcastle man, but at the same time didn’t surprise him due to the Rs’ poor form.
He added: “With the way it was going I wasn’t shocked to see Chris go, football is a results business at the end of the day.
“The increased expectation on the team to push for promotion after keeping our key players meant there was always a chance that could happen.
“We effectively got him the sack. We weren’t good enough on the pitch and he suffered as a result.
“The blame always lands with the manager in these situtations, but we can hold our hands up and say it was our fault Chris got the sack.
“In an ideal scenario Chris would remain at the club and continue working with the younger players.
“When you look at what’s he done in the past and the players he’s brought through at Spurs he’s obviously got a lot to offer to the young lads, so it is a bit of shame that he isn’t in and around the place now, but that’s life.
“He’s a nice man who I had a lot of respect for and I wish him all the best.”