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Fernandes calls on new QPR signings to do the business

QPR owner Tony Fernandes is urging his players to fight for their Premiership survival if they want to remain in the top flight. Fernandes last month splashed out around £15million on Nedum Onuoha, Bobby Zamora and Djibril Cisse, as well as bringing in three others on loan in Federico Macheda, Taye Taiwo and Samba Diakite.

However, his squad has taken just six points from the last 39 on offer leaving them out of the relegation places on goal difference.

He told Press Association Sport: "I always said from day one we would be in a relegation battle and our aim was to avoid relegation.

"Am I coping with the pressure? I'm not loving the pressure, but I'm loving the whole experience.

"I'm doing the best I can, and it's now up to the boys on the pitch and the manager to do what they can.

"We certainly have the players and ability to avoid relegation, but the Premier League is very tough, and only time will tell."

Fernandes certainly voiced his frustration over the weekend in the wake of his side's 3-2 defeat at relegation rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Fernandes turned to his Twitter account to let the fans know he was far from happy as he said: "Talent is one thing. Being able to cope with the pressures of talent is key.

"Everyone needs a spine to take the pressures of life. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent."

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