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Queen's Park Rangers won't slump into cash crisis, says Chris Ramsey


Down and out: Defeated Queens Park Rangers players trudge off after their relegation was confirmed at Manchester City

Down and out: Defeated Queens Park Rangers players trudge off after their relegation was confirmed at Manchester City

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Down and out: Defeated Queens Park Rangers players trudge off after their relegation was confirmed at Manchester City

QPR boss Chris Ramsey is convinced the club will not face financial ruin following their relegation from the Premier League.

Rangers' exit from the top flight was confirmed as they crashed to an embarrassing 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, a display Ramsey described as their "worst for a long time."

Some uncertainty now hangs over what will happen at Loftus Road, with reports suggesting the club could face a huge fine for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations last time they were in the Football League.

That matter is still to be determined, with the league's assessment process ongoing, but Ramsey believes the club is in good hands.

Ramsey said: "I think the owners will save us from going over the edge. They are very good owners and board members that will try to put something in place to make sure that QPR doesn't end up like some of the other clubs we have seen that have slid all the way down the divisions, and ending up in the financial mire."

Rangers travelled to the Etihad Stadium needing to win to stand any chance of avoiding relegation, but they never looked up for the battle.

They trailed after just four minutes to the first goal of the prolific Sergio Aguero's hat-trick and they went down without a whimper. Aleksandar Kolarov, James Milner and David Silva also got on the scoresheet for City in a one-sided contest.

Ramsey said: "I thought the performance today was probably our worst one for a long time.

"The players are in a very solemn mood and they know they haven't done themselves justice.

"I don't think they gave up, but we talked about doing certain things before the game and one or two switched off and didn't do it. I thought we shot ourselves in the foot.

"On the day the quality was nowhere near what it should be for a Premier League team."

Ramsey was hampered on the day by the unavailability of Brazilian midfielder Sandro due to an administrative issue.

The club were advised by the Home Office not to select the former Tottenham player because of a matter relating to his UK residency visa.

Ramsey's own position will now be discussed, having been appointed only until the end of the season after Harry Redknapp's departure in February.

Asked what will happen, he said: "I don't know. The club will make an announcement probably at the end of the season.

"I am hoping they make a positive decision towards me and that I am able to help them in their long-term plans. That is how I sit, but as we know a lot changes from week to week."

QPR will now wrap up their season with games against Newcastle and Leicester.

Chairman Tony Fernandes also tried to reassure fans about the future.

Fernandes said: "I can reassure all Rangers supporters that the building blocks are in place to move things in the right direction for the future."

MAN CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho (Y Touré 75), Milner (Jesús Navas 82), Lampard (Bony 63), Silva, Agüero

Subs not used: Sagna, Kompany, Dzeko, Caballero

Goals: Agüero 4, 50, 65 (pen), Kolarov 32, Milner 70, Silva 87

QPR: Green, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Phillips, Henry, Barton, Yun Suk-young (Wright-Phillips 86), Fer (Kranjcar 78), Austin, Zamora (Hoilett 53)

Subs not used: McCarthy, Furlong, Grego-Cox, Comley

Booking: QPR: Barton

Man of the match: Sergio Aguero

Match rating: 8/10

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Belfast Telegraph