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Thursday 12 January 2012

Derry: QPR must move forward

Midfielder urges team-mates to 'step into change' to boost fortunes at Loftus Road

Midfielder Derry says the club can move forward under Mark Hughes' management

QPR midfielder Shaun Derry has urged his team-mates to embrace the change at the club as they look to move away from the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.

Former Fulham, Manchester City and Blackburn manager Mark Hughes was appointed R's boss on Tuesday after Neil Warnock's departure which followed a poor run of results.

"It's important that we move on at the club - survival is a necessity," Derry told QPR's website.

"We've got to step into change and make sure we get results very quickly - you carry on."
- Shaun Derry

"Unfortunately, Neil has left along with [coach] Keith [Curle] and [assistant manager] Mick [Jones] - but everyone's got to take responsibility.

"There's responsibility on the players' shoulders at the minute for where we are.

"We've got to step into this change and make sure we get some results very quickly. You carry on. This is football - it moves quickly."

Derry said that he was already impressed with what Hughes had brought to the club.

"He comes with an excellent pedigree. It's vital that when you make a change, you make it for someone who's going to come in with that type of pedigree - the club have done that," he said.

"He's got an aura about him - and so have his staff."

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Key Points

  • Derry says all players have to embrace change at QPR
  • Midfielder welcomes new manager Hughes
  • R's have slipped down Barclays Premier League table after poor run