Last Updated: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:39
Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes has pleaded with his defender's to give the club a chance of beating the drop.
The R's face Liverpool at Loftus Road on Wednesday night sitting in the relegation places in the Premier League and with the future looking distinctly worrying.
Hughes still believes his squad has enough quality to escape their current predicament but he knows they need to start keeping clean sheets if they are to win enough points.
Hughes admits it has not been easy for the defenders with so many changes to the side happening on a regular occasion but he has urged them to step up to the mark, starting against Liverpool on Wednesday.
He told the Fulham Chronicle: "It's been difficult on occasions.
"We lost Luke Young to injury. Danny Gabbidon went out of the side and Taye Taiwo and Armand Traore went away on international duty.
"A settled back four is a prerequisite, and the last couple of games we've tried to get a bit of continuity.
"Defenders like to know who's alongside them and who's in front of them, but we haven't been able to do that."
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