Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has full confidence that his QPR squad can turn things around after sticky run of form.
Rangers have lost two of their last three games against Newcastle and Huddersfield while they drew with struggling Blackburn.
Sunderland visit Loftus Road on Wednesday night and Hasselbaink is in no doubt that the club can put things right.
He said: “I believe they can turn it around. There's no doubt in my mind about the characters of my players.
“We've had a hit – a good punch. We need to wake up as quickly as possible and get back to where we were and try to better that.”
Sunderland may be a Premier League side but, on some levels, QPR will be highly-fancied to upset the top flight strugglers, who lost Sam Allardyce to England and replaced him with David Moyes late in pre-season.
“David is in a workable transition for his squad and we all have our difficulties and he has his,” Hasselbaink added.
“We'll see if it's good time to play them and we believe we can beat them. We have to have belief and we have to prepare to try and win the match.”
The Dutchman, who has already revealed that he intends to make a number of changes, believes that Moyes will do the exact same thing.
He added: “I think they're going to change a few players. It was a Sunday game for them – they have to travel back to Sunderland and then travel back to London on Tuesday.
“I think it'll be a different team. They're looking for confidence and their way. They're still searching for their way.”
Rangers fans' eyes will be on how the squad react after their 6-0 humiliation against a rampant Newcastle side.
Hasselbaink explained: “I've seen that my players want to put things right and want to win matches. Nobody of them had dodgy knocks and didn't want to train.
“Everyone was out there trying to put things right and were honest. In that aspect, very good.
“It's now trying to get the belief back and trying to show them that they really are good footballers and that was a blip that happens in a season. Learn from it and move on.”