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Steve McClaren calls for ‘patience’ as QPR fans turn on him after fourth successive defeat

Steve McClaren insists he is still the right man to manage Queens Park Rangers after another night of embarrassment where he was abused by his own supporters.

After four straight Championship defeats at the start of the season, fans turned on the former England boss joining in with Bristol City followers’ taunts of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” along with far more vulgar chants. Matt Taylor’s first half goal and two from Andreas Weimann ensures QPR have now conceded 10 goals in the space of three days following the 7-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion but McClaren remained defiant. “Am I the man to turn this around? Yes absolutely,” he said. “I knew the situation when I came in.  “The abuse is society now, an instant reaction and this is normal. Am I pleased? No. Am I angry and disappointed? Yes. Am I determined to put this right? Yes. I knew this was a tough job and I knew coming in it wouldn’t happen overnight.

“My message to the fans is patience, I’m certainly losing it, we need players, but we have support from the board to do that. The next 10 days are big. We have talent out there but at the present moment we are suffering. I believe if we get the right players in, we will be OK.”


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