Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Hughes determined to keep revival going

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes says his QPR side are striving to maintain the momentum they created against Swansea and take that into their trip to West Brom.

QPR equalled their biggest win of the season with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Swans in midweek. But Hughes remains wary of a potential dip in form following an encouraging display at Loftus Road.

"Getting three points was really important and hopefully we can take that confidence into the weekend," said Hughes.

"We had a similar situation where we had a great midweek performance and result against Liverpool, then we had an away game when we didn't really equip ourselves that well against Sunderland.

"So we want to improve on that and capitalise on the confidence that we've gained from the game against Swansea."

The win gave Rangers their third victory on the trot at home, but it is away from Loftus Road where their problems lie.

QPR's last win in the league on their travels was a 3-2 victory over Stoke last November, and it is a record Hughes is looking to set straight.

"What we need to do now is transfer that form to our travels, because that's been a problem for us," he said.

Hughes also sang the praises of Baggies manager Roy Hodgson, his opposite number on Saturday, having taken over from the former Fulham manager at Craven Cottage.

"Roy's a very accomplished manager. He works long hours on the training field to get his team functioning how he wants it," he said. "I reaped the benefits of that when I went to Fulham because I inherited a team that was really focused and had a good work ethic."

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