Nov 16 2012 By Paul Warburton
QPR are boosted by the return of Fabio da Silva and Kieron Dyer to the squad that will face Southampton in tomorrow's crunch game.
The defender and midfielder have recovered from long-term injuries – although boss Mark Hughes reckons striker Bobby Zamora is ‘struggling’ to play a part in Saturday's six-pointer.
Da Silva (pic) could replace Armand Traore on the left side of defence as Hoops go in search of a first win of the season, with Dyer taking a spot on the bench.
But the manager has played down the notion this is a ‘must-win’ game as tweeted by chairman Tony Fernandes after last week’s defeat at Stoke.
“From the outside it might seem doom and gloom,” said Hughes, “but that’s far from the case. We allowed a very good Stoke side only two chances on goal – but we didn’t win.
“When we do, people will see what a good side we are.”
Despite the pressure, the manager is convinced he is still the right man to lead Rangers out of the relegation more.
Hughes added: “If you can’t see a way out then we’ll be having a different conversation – but that’s far from the case, and we have the staff and players to turn it around.”