The pressure on QPR boss Mark Hughes is only increasing after defeat to Stoke City.

Although he has been publicly backed in recent weeks by QPR owner Tony Fernandes - who prior to kick-off had written "Keep the faith. Panic is not what the doc ordered" on his Twitter account - the pressure is increasing on Hughes.

Asked if he had spoken after the game to Fernandes, Hughes said: "I have not spoken to Tony - I spoke to him before."