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Fernandes will walk if QPR fall

ESPN staff
January 28, 2013
Tony Fernandes insists © Sutton Images

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes insists he will accept full responsibility if his club fail to avoid relegation this season.

The Rangers chief has taken to his Twitter account to respond to a barrage of abuse from irate QPR fans who were quick to condemn their side after Saturday's embarrasing 4-2 FA Cup humbling at the hands of League One side MK Dons.

Fernandes assured fans that he would sacrifice his job at the club if QPR are unable to rise from the bottom of the Premier League ladder.

"Many fans attacking me," Fernandes tweeted. "Doing our best. We won't stop trying. As I have said many times I take all responsibility and will face the music. Always spirit up. If can't fix it I will be first to go."

A distraught Fernandes looked on as thousands of QPR fans headed for the exits at Loftus Road ten minutes into the second half on Saturday after witnessing Harry Redknapp's revamped side fall four goals behind to their lower league opponents, with a late rally hardly sparing their blushes as a troubled season for the west London club hit a new low.

Now Redknapp has admitted he faces a race against time to sign the players he needs to sustain his bid to keep QPR in the Premier League, with the former Tottenham boss struggling to convince players to join him at Loftus Road.

"We gave a few lads a chance to show what they could do and I think they showed why I am chasing all over Europe to try and find new players," Redknapp said.

QPR host Premier League champions Manchester City on Tuesday night.

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