Harry Redknapp has mustered just one victory and one draw since his return to the top flight, losing all four games away from home, conceding 12 goals and scoring just one.
Their season is not likely to get any easier, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all facing Rangers in the next four weeks, and Sky Sports pundit, and former West Ham forward, Tony Cottee believes that the West Londoners are ‘certainties for relegation’, having watched their ‘awful’ performance at the Boleyn Ground.
Speaking to London24, the ex-player said: “QPR were awful. It is very easy to be critical, but I just couldn’t work out what they were doing. I know they were missing Joey Barton, but unless they improve quickly, they will be certainties for relegation.”
Whilst losing to the Chelsea’s and Liverpool’s of the league is acceptable for a club who only achieved promotion back to the top flight this season, QPR should looking to defeat the clubs around them, and the Hammers eased to the 2-0 victory without really putting any effort in.
“That though is something for Harry Redknapp to worry about,” the 49-year-old added.
“The Hammers were too good for them.”
Despite sitting bottom of the table, QPR are joint on four points with Burnley and Newcastle United, whilst they are just two points off safety, with Everton sitting on six. Putting together a strong run of form early in the season will give Rangers a solid base to work off later in the season, but, if their performances stay the same, it is hard to see where the form will come from.