Ex-QPR boss Francis: Time running out for Hughes

England legend Trevor Francis says time is running out at QPR.

While Francis, who was player-manager of the club from 1988 to 1990, hailed owner Tony Fernandes for his patience, he insisted Mark Hughes would know more than most how imperative it is to start picking up points.

Francis said: "Mark has been around for a long time as a player and a manager and he knows what the situation is - he has got to start winning quickly or face the consequences.

"The chairman has spent very heavily and obviously he would want a better return - that's only natural.

"The chairman has been very supportive of the manager and no manager could ask for anything more than what the chairman of QPR has done there. He has been very, very supportive."

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