Talks can wait – Hughes

Queens Park Rangers

QPR boss Mark Hughes has put all contract talks on hold until the season is over so the players can concentrate on their football.

Recent wins over Liverpool and Arsenal has given the R’s a real hope of escaping the drop but there is still a long way to go so Hughes has put all contract talks on hold, after they secured Hogan Ephraim’s immediate future with a new one-year extension.

Hughes told West London Sport: “In the case of Hogan Ephraim we felt we wanted to protect the club’s long-term interests.

“With the more senior players I’m not yet in a position to have those types of conversations with them.

“It’s something we’ll look to address at the end of the season. Until then we need to focus on our target, which has to be to get the points we need in order to stay in the Premier League.

“There are a number of players with situations to be resolved but they understand that at this moment in time our focus is on the games coming up.”