McClaren insists he can turn things around at QPR
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 August 2018
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Rs fans turned on boss during defeat to Bristol City in Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday
Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren is adamant he remains the right man for the job, despite seeing his side crash to a fourth straight loss in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Rs saw their dreadful start to the new league term continue with a 3-0 defeat at home to Bristol City on Tuesday night.
A brace from Andreas Weimann and a Matty Taylor goal condemned the Loftus Road side to another alarming defeat just days after losing 7-1 at West Bromwich Albion.
QPR fans began to turn on McClaren midway through the second half against the Robins, with home and away fans uniting in a chorus of “you’re getting sacked in the morning”.
The 57-year-old, though, appeared to brush those chants off, before insisting he can turn things around.
On being asked about those chants, McClaren said: “That’s society now. It’s an instant reaction.
“Am I pleased? No. Angry? Yes. Disappointed? Yes. Determined to put this right? Yes.
“I knew this was a tough job. I knew it wasn’t going to be just coming in and it working overnight.
“We’ve made two signings. Angel Rangel played tonight and I think Toni Leistner has been very good, but I know we need more. We’ve got the total support of the board.
“We know it’s part of football, but what we’ve got to do is react and again on Saturday we have the opportunity.
“I think the message to the supporters, to the fans, is I said right at the beginning, it’s a difficult word, but patience.
“We need players but, as I say, we have the support of the board to do that.”
The Rs are in desperate need of players, but it may be difficult to lure talent because of their lowly league position, something which McClaren acknowledges.
“Players being put off by our position is a worry, but we’ve identified players,” he added.
“Les Ferdinand is working behind the scenes to bring that in and I hope that’s soon.
“We’re not scoring goals, we’re not keeping clean sheets, it’s a balancing act but I’m confident that if we get the right players we’ll be OK.”
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