MARK Hughes has laid praise to Sunday’s opponents Everton and insists the stability in place at Goodison Park is a key reason for their recent success.
The Toffees – who have one of the Premier League’s longest-serving managers in the shape of David Moyes – have made an excellent start to the season and go into the weekend fourth in the table.
Speaking with www.qpr.co.uk, Hughes said: “The game at the weekend is another big test for us.
“The vast majority of the teams we’ve played so far this season have been in the top half and started brightly.
“Everton have made a really impressive start to the season.
“The Everton model is a lesson for everyone. Longevity is vital for a club – and certainly one in our position that are only in their second season after coming up from the Championship.
“You need that continuity and longevity of players and management to allow you to grow as a group.
“Chopping and changing personnel is difficult. You need that understanding of how people work and what’s expected.
“That needs to be introduced over a longer period than we’ve had at the moment.”
Hughes – whose side go into Sunday’s contest still searching for a first league win – continued: “We’ve done some good work leading up to the game and have people back at a better level of fitness.
“I certainly expect a good game against good opposition – but hopefully with a better outcome for us in terms of the result.”