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Hughes admits QPR defence decimated

QPR boss Mark Hughes admits his defence has been decimated ahead of their clash with Tottenham.

Hughes will have to do without a number of key defenders against Spurs, with Anton Ferdinand, Fabio, Armand Traore and Stephane Mbia all unavailable through injury.

"We have got a number of injuries at the back, unfortunately," the QPR manager said. "Anton is not going to be available, although [his hamstring injury] is actually settling down a little bit quicker than we thought initially.

"That is good news but he is not going to be available this weekend and Fabio is going to be out for a number of weeks, which is a blow.

"To compound that, Armand Traore is not available either because of injury so we're going to have to move people around to compensate for that."

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