Rio Ferdinand and Tony Fernandes urge QPR supporters: 'Stick with us'

The Queens Park Rangers defender and owner reacted positively to their 2-1 loss at Southampton.

Rio Ferdinand and Tony Fernandes have urged supporters to stick with the team amid a tough a start to their Premier League campaign.

After six league matches, Harry Redknapp's side are sitting in 18th place - which is in the relegation zone - after winning just once and drawing once, meaning they have lost no less than four games so far.

Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Southampton was the Rs' latest loss, although there were promising signs during their display at St Mary's.

And Ferdinand has urged the fans to get behind the side, as there will be 'better days away,' he says.

Also taking to Twitter was QPR owner Fernandes, who criticised those who have given up on the team 'so quickly.'

Indeed, the Malaysian pointed out that the west London side are badly missing the likes of Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch.

As Fernandes points out, QPR face West Ham and Liverpool in their next two Premier League games - but go into those clashes with the worst goal difference in the top flight (-9).

The Rs came close to achieving a result at Southampton, though, with a world-class finish from Graziano Pelle cancelling out Charlie Austin's equaliser, which was also of the highest quality.

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