As Mark Hughes trudged off down the tunnel following another humiliating loss, a band of frustrated Queens Park Rangers held aloft a banner that read ''Harry Come and Save Us.''

Is it time for Harry Redknapp, fired by Tottenham in June, to come to the rescue of the Premier League's last-place team?

Redknapp did little to dampen speculation late Saturday, saying ''it wouldn't be fair to comment about it until something happens. ... We will wait and see.''

Hughes' time could be up after fans turned on him after an abject 3-1 loss to fellow struggler Southampton, leaving QPR four points adrift in the standings.

Ominously for Hughes, QPR owner Tony Fernandes has seemingly lost the appetite to defend his manager, as he has done stridently in recent weeks.