Loftus Road Stadium

Next Game

QPR v Stoke

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 4 - 0 QPR

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Fernandes: Work begins again

Tony Fernandes expressed his delight after Queens Park Rangers secured promotion back to the Premier League, but admitted they will have to be smarter this time around.

Last Updated: 24/05/14 at 20:20 Post Comment

Tony Fernandes: Thrilled to see QPR reach the Premier League

Tony Fernandes: Thrilled to see QPR reach the Premier League

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

An eventful season for QPR ended in thrilling fashion with a 1-0 victory over Derby County in Saturday's Championship play-off final courtesy of Bobby Zamora's late goal.

It looked unlikely that QPR would be celebrating when Gary O'Neil's sending-off for a foul on Johnny Russell left them a man down for the final half hour, and chairman Fernandes admitted after the final whistle that it was hard to take in what had happened.

Asked for his overriding emotion, Fernandes told Sky Sports: "A little bit of disbelief.

"It's been one of those seasons where we started off great but then had a lot of injuries and at one stage it looked like we wouldn't even get in the play-offs.

"Today we were under pressure but I just kept feeling that we might sneak a goal and Bobby paid us back big time today."

QPR have been criticised for the way the club has been run but Fernandes believes the future can be bright at Loftus Road if they learn from the mistakes of the past.

"I am very proud that we kept going. We have been attacked a lot in the press but we never gave up and it is a great feeling that we are going up.

"The hard works starts again, but this time we are a bit smarter and a bit wiser.

"It is a tough league but for now I am just going to enjoy the moment."

There had been suggestions that QPR would struggle financially if they failed to win promotion this season, but Fernandes says his commitment to the club has never wavered.

"I have always said that whether we went up, or came down, that we would continue our vision and our plan.

"Obviously I am a bit of a richer man today, but that is really a secondary emotion today."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew - It's mass hysteria

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini not concerned by Yaya Toure's form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over the form or commitment of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Transfer news: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho plays down Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talk

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has played down speculation about signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Dundee boss Paul Hartley anticipates a good derby with United

Dundee boss Paul Hartley maintains his players have no fears as they prepare for the derby match with Dundee United.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property