Chris Ramsey has admitted that there still are one or two players who are not fully pulling their weight at QPR.
Chairman Tony Fernandes intimated he was, by and large, happy with his staff but felt there were some players who needed to leave.
Ramsey confirmed this was the case but insisted it was the the same at every club in the country.
He said: “I think in every club you'd walk in and managers and coaches and staff would always say there's people at football clubs that are not earning the money that they are being paid.
“That’s not just at QPR that’s at any football club. So I would say that, when I’m sitting down writing down the list of players most of them are on side and making sure they're available and ready to play for the club.
“But I couldn't say different to what most managers would say. They’d say: ‘Look, we’ve got one or two that really need to pull their finger out more. Train harder and actually earn the money that the football club is paying them.”
Ramsey, though, preferred to focus on the QPR players who have contributed on the pitch this season.
He added: “Anyone who has taken the pitch this season has tried their absolute guts off. So if you look at Sandro coming back to fitness; he's been very good for us. His training has been fantastic now that he is fit.
“Joey Barton has been a tremendous captain regardless of the fact that he was out for three games.
“When he was out and he wasn’t involved he’d do anything. You’d play the probable starting team against the shadow team and he’d do what you want him to do.
“Clint Hill has been absolutely fantastic when he has come in. Look at Nedum, Steven Caulker; they've all been absolutely fantastic. We've not been carved up by many teams. What we've done is not been resolute right until the very end. And that’s what’s cost us.
“Some of the managers have been quite complimentary about how difficult the games have been and leaving with a smash and grab.
“It doesn't help because we're below the line but I’ve been very, very, very pleased with the way we are.
“Having said that, people think I'm a nice guy and a bit soft and that. But obviously I'm not, because the players have most of the time stuck to the game plan and given the effort that's needed.”