QPR boss Mark Hughes was delighted with Djibril Cisse's goal scoring debut in their 2-2 draw against Aston Villa.

Cisse only received clearance to play 90 minutes before kick-off but needed just 12 minutes to score the opening goal.

Hughes said: "I thought Cisse was excellent and everyone can understand now why I wanted to bring him to the club.

"We only got clearance for him to play as I was walking into the entrance at Villa Park when a text came through.

"But he is going to be vital for us. He was bright, intelligent and powerful.

"The fact he has already played in the Premier League (with Sunderland and Liverpool) was a factor in signing him because it means he can hit the ground running.

"It is difficult in January to bring players in who do not know the Premier League."