Under-pressure Critchley asks QPR board for more time

Neil Critchley says he wants more time to turn things around at QPR after an awful start to his reign.

Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Sunderland continued Rangers’ terrible run and they are now down to 17th in the Championship.

Critchley is under pressure but hopes the club’s board  are prepared to stand by him.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Critchley said: “If you ask any coach what they need, it’s always time. I know what I want to do and how I want to do it. I have to find a way to get the best out of these players.”

Rangers are now without a win in 10 matches, have won just one of their past 17, and one of their 11 games since Critchley took over as head coach in the wake of Michael Beale’s departure.

Asked if he feels he is the right man for the job, Critchley said: “I believe I am, yes. I believe in my own ability to get the best out of this group of players.

“I didn’t see a team that wasn’t together or fighting tonight. I saw the players having a go.

“But it’s mistakes that are killing us. Sloppy goals are killing us. I didn’t see a team that had given up or lacked heart or desire.”