QPR boss Hughes happy to field Faurlin, Granero in Man City defeat

QPR boss Mark Hughes was pleased to boost his midfield in defeat at Manchester City.

QPR boss Mark Hughes was pleased to boost his midfield in defeat at Manchester City.

Hughes handed a debut to Esteban Granero, who joined the club from Real Madrid this week, while Alejandro Faurlin, recently returned from a six-month lay-off, started.

Hughes said: "Faurlin had another 70 minutes on the road to his recovery and I thought Granero was excellent all day.

"I took him off as a precaution. He hasn't had a great deal of football but showed what a good player he is going to be for us."

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