Chris Ramsey has claimed he has had more sleepless nights as number two to Tim Sherwood at Tottenham than he has as the number one at QPR.
The head coach has overseen an upturn in performances, which had grown stale under Harry Redknapp, but faces a battle to keep Rangers in the Premier League.
Ramsey is keeping calm but is determined to give the 'brilliant' supporters something to cheer about come May.
He said: “I had more at Tottenham, believe it or not I did. Sometimes it's harder when you're the number two you want the number one to do so well so you're trying your best to think bout them and about what you can do to help them.
“At the moment it is just myself and I know exactly what I want. I knew what Tim wanted and Les wanted. There was more there than there.
“The only thing about the sleepless nights here is the fans are so fantastic, they have travelled away with us and been brilliant and even when we have not been winning, have kept trying to pull us forward as much as possible.
“I've had quite good dialogue with the owners. It's not about sleepless nights for me, it’s more trying to make sure the people around it have well deserved success.”
Ramsey has developed a knack of keeping the players grounded and it has reflected in their general performances, if not always in the results column.
He added: “Good performances keep pressure off people because they then know they are capable.
“We can keep reiterating the good things we've done. That keeps them with their chins up.
“It’s different if you are losing five six nil every week and not competing or having chances but we had 15 attempts against Chelsea. I don't like stats but it's obvious that the quality or the timing of when we've been scoring.
“I'd rather have just won the West Brom 2-1 and saved the other goals for Chelsea. The way we've spread the goals out hasn't been in our favour.
“I think the players know we have the ability to compete in this division and that is credit to them has kept them buoyant.”