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Nelsen: Confidence crucial for QPR

29 November 2012 00:25

QPR defender Ryan Nelsen believes that Harry Redknapp's biggest task will be instilling some confidence into his new players.

The Rangers have played 14 matches in the Premier League so far this term and are yet to pick up a win, losing nine of those, but the new boss got off to a respectable start with a 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Tuesday.

"I know Harry and he and his staff will be doing their utmost to get us points," Nelsen told reporters.

"Obviously, he hasn't had much time. He is still getting to know every player.

"He has to cast his own eye on everyone and that won't happen overnight. He is just trying to keep everyone positive.

"None of us has been in this position before. It's horrible but Harry will bring in his own ideas, bring in some confidence. We just have to start producing on the field and get some points.

"Of course, it is going to be very difficult but anyone watching us against Sunderland would not have known which side were at the bottom of the table.

"We will have to get 10 more wins at least. We can't worry about other teams winning or losing. We just have to concentrate on ourselves and just try to win as many games as we can.

"That's all we have to do, try to go on a run, try to secure wins and points and after 38 games we will just have to see where we are."

The New Zealander added of Redknapp's sacked predecessor, Mark Hughes: "It was very sad to see Mark go because he has transformed QPR."

"It may not look like it from the outside but, inside, it's a different club. It's a Premier League club now but, unfortunately, the results didn't go for him and I felt really bad for him.

"Harry has come in and his credentials speak for themselves. It is up to us now to bring in results for him, start producing on the field and getting some points."

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