QPR chief plays down expectations

24 February 2009 04:03
Rangers, backed by their mega-rich owners Bernie Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and Lakshmi Mittal, have invested heavily in their squad and were among the early-season favourites for promotion.

They are currently down in 11th place, five points off the top six, but Bhatia feels they are heading in the right direction under Paulo Sousa even if they do miss out on the play-off places.

He told the Ealing Gazette: "I measure success by the question 'are we doing better'? When we first got involved with the club we were last and we finished 14th, so that was success. If we finish seventh this season we will again definitely have shown an improvement.

"Are we improving as a club? I think we are. I think we're heading in the right direction but just like any supporter, I want to do better than seventh and reach those play-offs and feel we can do it with a good run. We're still on the right track.

"We've shown progressive success and as long as we continue to do well, there's no reason why we won't play in the Premier League and I hope we will."

Source: Team_Talk