The Rs could even lose at City and still stay up IF Bolton fail to beat Stoke.
Hughes was City boss for 18 months before the club’s Arab owners callously replaced him with Roberto Mancini in December 2009.
Sparky said: “It would be just fantastic to go there and get something. They are going for the title and we’re trying to stay in the league.
"When I took over at QPR, I looked at the fixtures and that one lurked ominously in the distant future.
“It does feel a little bit fated for them and for us.”