Bhatia issues plea to fans and expects tough times for QPR

QPR chairman Amit Bhatia has asked fans to be patient in what he expects to be a difficult season.

Rangers have steadied the ship somewhat since a disastrous start to the campaign that included a 7-1 hammering at West Brom.

But Bhatia believes they may well be other bad days for Steve McClaren’s young side while the club is in a rebuilding phase.

“I feel it’s the kind of season where we’re going to need the fans to be patient and to support us,” Bhatia said in an interview with QPR’s website.

“We’re going to have the odd game and odd result that’s not going to look good on paper, or maybe we’re not going to play great.

“But at Loftus Road, when we fill that stadium and everyone’s cheering, it really is an incredible atmosphere. It’s an atmosphere that players always talk about even after they leave the club.

“We need the fans. We need their support and need their patience and to understand that this is a season of rebuilding and we have a youngish squad that will require the fans’ patience.”

Bhatia also paid tribute to former co-chairmen Ruben Gnanalingam and Tony Fernandes but insisted he would now have the “final say” when decisions are made.




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