QPR goalkeeper Robert Green admits seeing Julio Cesar arrive in August was one of the toughest moments of his career.

Green admitted the three months that followed Cesar's arrival were among the hardest of his career.

"Now that the Brazilian had joined the club I needed to know where I stood," he said.

"I asked Mark Hughes. He told me Julio was going to play, that I'd done nothing wrong and that he wanted two top keepers competing for the position.

"I replied, 'Well, if he's going straight into the first team he's not really competing, is he? Where does that leave me?"'

"Hughes replied, 'You're free to leave whenever you want'. It wasn't quite what I wanted to hear."