With just a handful of games left in the Barclays Premier League QPR find themselves in the very uncomfortable position hovering over the shark infested waters that is the relegation zone. The R’s are currently sitting in 16th place 2 points ahead of Bolton Wanderers who have two games in hand and level on points with Wigan Athletic who have one game in hand.
The fear of relegation from England’s top flight is rapidly becoming a very real possibility, with Mark Hughes still struggling to get the best out of his team. With many proven names in his squad it’s hard to see where it is going wrong for QPR. Is it because they simply have not gelled or is it the pressures of the Premiership weighing heavy on the players?
Personally if you had asked me 2-3 games ago I would have looked at Wigan as the obvious relegation candidates but with fire back in their bellies and a slightly less troublesome run in than the other sides they could well be saved. QPR have the most difficult of run-ins with games against Tottenham, Chelsea and Stoke City at the Brittania still to come not to mention a final day visit from Manchester City.
The relegation list seems almost pre written, but as we all know in football anything can happen. Sadly for QPR it seems they have a mountain to climb to avoid the drop.