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QPR back on Premier League track

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QPR playmaker Akos Buzsaky says the squad have rapidly increased their confidence since defeating Everton at the weekend, and are now back on track in the belief that they can stay in the Barclays Premier League.

Rangers didn't have the best start to the season, losing their opening match to Bolton 4-0. But the side recovered well and went on to beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park, a feat which established top-flight clubs find difficult to do.

And Buzsaky believes that this is the first step towards creating a confidence within the newly-promoted club, that they do indeed belong alongside the best in English football.

"It was a very difficult game," Buzsaky said. "We had to defend a lot because Everton are a great team with great players.

"We deserved the victory and had some good luck too because Leighton Baines hit the bar. Against Bolton, everything we tried did not work.

"For our own self-confidence, we needed this victory which has moved us higher up the table.

"This game can be a starting point for us - we have to play at least as well as we did here if we are to achieve our goals of staying up."


 

QPR play Rochdale in round two of the Carling Cup tonight, and then travel to Wigan on Saturday. The win against Everton was QPR's first victory in the Barclays Premier League in 15 years.

Meanwhile, new QPR owner Tony Fernandes has appointed Phillip Beard to be the club's chief executive officer, as changes continue to be made in the backroom. Beard was a member of the London 2012 Olympic bid team, and worked for American sports company AEG.

"I am utterly thrilled to be joining QPR in this exciting chapter in the club's history," he said. "I will be focusing on helping it become the very best club it can be, both on and off the pitch.

"I want to ensure the best possible experience for the people who support us day in and day out - our loyal supporters."

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