Nedum Onuoha insists personal pride will steer QPR out of the Premier League relegation mess.
The right-back points to the character and belief in the dressing room ready to bounce back against Everton on Sunday to kickstart a bid to remain in the Premier League despite four defeats on the trot.
Onuoha was showing the neatly sewn scar of battle in the last two games where he suffered a horrific gash to his left cheek.
The 28-year-old was the victim of clash in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal, but was back just three days later to come up just short against Tottenham.
Both were close run things, although no-one in the Rs camp kidded themselves Saturday’s performance at Crystal Palace was anything but a step back.
3-0 down at half time, pride was the only thing left in the second period - one that produced a wonder strike from Matt Phillips for the proverbial too little, too late.
Onuoha couldn’t fathom the ‘capitulation’ as team-mate Karl Henry called it. But both are unshakeable in believing Rs will stay in the division.
“I don’t know why we were beaten like that at Palace. It was very disappointing,” added Onuoha. “But everyone’s personal pride is so big, although you look at yourself first.
“It’s not going to be one person saying in the dressing room saying: ‘you can do it’. We all want to do it. When you look around the dressing room you can see it straight away.”
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