Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 -

ago was look­ing to prove him­self at Barns­ley af­ter a frus­trat­ing few years af­ter leav­ing Bolton.

And, now he’s play­ing along­side big-money ac­qui­si­tions Jarvis and Andy Car­roll, the at­tacker ad­mits he some­times has to pinch him­self.

“It’s ter­rific,” Vaz Te said. “I’m re­ally over­whelmed to be part of the squad and be part of the 11 week in, week out. To be around such great play­ers you can only im­prove. I’m try­ing to learn the best I can.

“I’m try­ing to get more con­sis­tency in my per­for­mance so it’s great to be part of such a tremen­dous squad.”

QPR also boast an im­pres­sive-look­ing squad, al­though they’ve started the sea­son with­out a win in their first six league matches.

Such alarm­ing form has seen ques­tions raised about the fu­ture of Mark Hughes, who has be­come the book­ies’ favourite to be­come the first Premier League man­ager to leave his post this sea­son.

QPR chair­man Tony Fer­nan­des took to Twit­ter yes­ter­day in a bid to quash such talk and back the un­der-fire Welsh­man.

“Mark will sort it out,” he said. “Look at his record. We would have won if we didn’t go down to 10. I’m re­laxed and I’m con­fi­dent. Let’s get all our play­ers back fit and in form and then let’s see. Think of what hap­pened at Spurs.

“Let’s just keep calm. Six games does not make a sea­son. I have learnt from many wise chair­men.”

He added: “I’m calm and I want to build sta­bil­ity – which is what most fans want. There are many out there who are clue­less.”

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