Venables: QPR must stick with Hughes no matter what happens today

Former Tottenham boss Terry Venables has called on QPR to stand by Mark Hughes ahead of today's crunch clash with Southampton.

Former Tottenham boss Terry Venables has called on QPR to stand by Mark Hughes ahead of today's crunch clash with Southampton.

El Tel wrote in The Sun: "Mark Hughes should NOT be sacked even if QPR fail to win again today.

"Many say the Rangers boss will deserve the axe if his rock-bottom team do not register their first league victory of the season at home to fellow strugglers Southampton.

"But I simply do not agree. I know Sparky has spent a lot of money bringing in 12 new players for this season. I know my old club have not lived up to expectations so far this term and at times have performed terribly.

"I know this fixture is one the Hoops will think they should win. And I know another defeat or draw would make it 12 GAMES without a win and keep them anchored to the foot of the table.

"But what would be the point of sacking Hughes?

"I do not believe there is one."

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