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New manager can rescue QPR from dogfight - Mick Harford

Mick Harford
Mick Harford took over as QPR caretaker manager in December 2009

Queens Park Rangers caretaker manager Mick Harford believes a permanent appointment needs to be made soon if the side are to avoid relegation.

The club are yet to win a game in 2010 and now lie just two points off the relegation spots, having lost their last five league matches under Harford.

"We're in a real dogfight at the moment," he told BBC London 94.9.

"In my opinion they need to bring someone into to this club as quickly as possible," Harford added.

"[They need] a manager who is going to re-structure the club, have his own ideas and firm beliefs in what he wants to do."

However the former Wimbledon player, who has failed to win since taking temporary charge at Loftus Road, says he would relish the opportunity to be given the job on a full-time basis.

"If it is me, I'll take on the challenge, if it's someone else, I'll back them all the way," Harford said.

"I think this football club needs a bit of stability, it needs to bring in a manager, whoever it may be, with the right credentials to turn not only this season around, but the football club around."

QPR currently lie 18th in the Championship, but the former Luton Town striker is optimistic that the situation can improve.

"I've said to the players we need to start winning games as soon as possible and getting clean sheets.

"We need each and every player to roll up their sleeves, stick their chest out and put some performance in," he added.

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