Hughes hopes experience counts
Queens Park Rangers,
Mark Hughes is hoping to draw on his experience at Blackburn as he tries to keep Queens Park Rangers in the top flight.
The Welshman began his tenure at Ewood Park back in 2004 with a remit of keeping the club in the Premier League and he achieved that as his charges battled to 16th place in the table. He then moulded a decent side in the north west, who went on to finish sixth the following season and secure a European place. The former Wales chief is now in a similar position at Loftus Road with Rangers just two places and one point above the drop zone with three games to go. The west Londoners have improved dramatically of late and have taken nine points from their last five games to give themselves a real chance of staying in England's top division. Hughes now wants to finish the job and hopes that his experience of relegation battles will stand the club in good stead over the remainder of the campaign. "You do draw from it," he said. "When I took over at Blackburn we were second from bottom and we ended up 16th. We have gone through that as a manager and staff. "We understand what it takes, I understand the Premier League, it's where I've plied my trade and I'm sure my methods will help the club. It won't be easy because the opposition we have got to play is tough, but I knew that when I took the job." Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Hughes to keep Rangers in the Premier League and they are next in action against Chelsea on April 29.