Hughes admits QPR defence decimated

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

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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