May 12 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
MARK Hughes insists he won't jump ship if QPR are relegated at Manchester City tomorrow.
Rangers need a point from the Etihad to guarantee Premier League survival, but will escape the drop whatever happens if Bolton fail to win at Stoke.
However, former Wales, Blackburn, Fulham and City boss Hughes has reiterated he's at Loftus Road for the long haul - even if they are playing Championship football next season.
He said: "I didn't sign up with the intention of jumping away from the situation.
"It is an exciting time for us. We all feel we're on the cusp of a real period of excitement and that is the reason I and many others signed up for it.
"That is what we feel is going to happen and, as I say, if we have take a backwards step then so be it, but it won't stop what is happening here in the future."
Hughes insists the long-term vision for the club won't change if they are relegated.
However, the 48-year-old admits it would be a big setback if they don't maintain their Premier League status.
"In the whole context of QPR, I think if we don't stay in the Premier League what is in place will still continue and still happen,” he added.
"What we want to happen is obviously stay in the Premier League so that process is accelerated and we can really go on with building this club to where we want it to be in the future.
"That is the exciting part and that is why I came here. We don't want the setback of relegation.
"In fairness, it will set us back because 12 months or whatever would be hard for us, but it wouldn't stop what is happening here.
"There is a real will to make sure that Queens Park Rangers are a really strong, competitive team in the Premier League for many years to come."
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