Former QPR boss Neil Warnock believes the club are struggling because the foreign players in the side are taking time to gel in their squad.
And Warnock, now in charge of Leeds United, feels the amount of players joining the club from outside of the Premier League has led to their poor form so far this season.
He told Drive Time: “They’ve got so many good players. It’s alright having good player but you’ve got to get them gelling and that’s not possible at the moment.
“It’s not just this season. We played quite well last season [without winning games]. It’s an enigma but I just think they’ve lost a little bit of the soul of the club with so many people coming from abroad, but that’s the manager’s choice.
“I felt three or four sensible signings would have been sufficient to add to [the team I left]. Obviously I would have gone English to get that dressing room [together]. I thought it was a great dressing room.
“I suppose Mark has been used to foreign players and with the agents involved it’s easier to bring in foreign players but gelling them is a little bit more difficult, no matter how good they are.
“The results haven’t been good enough and they’ve got to turn it around because it would be a worry with the wage bill what it is now to carry on the second half of the season like they have done the first.”
And the former Super Hoops boss believes the club’s owner, Tony Fernandes, will stick with Mark Hughes despite their poor form.
He added: “Tony has appointed him so he’s got to stick with him. He’s been more than supportive of him.”