Stoke boss Hughes: QPR locker room broken before I arrived

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has defended his work at QPR. Hughes was sacked after his summer signings failed to fire.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has defended his work at QPR.

Hughes was sacked after his summer signings failed to fire.

"'The perception is that I brought in a lot of players at one time that disrupted the dressing room, and that was the reason they had a bad season. But the dressing room was damaged when I got there," Hughes told the Mail on Sunday.

"We’d got through the first season and stayed up, but I knew that group couldn’t keep us in the Premier League. I tried to add qualities I thought were lacking, brought in good characters. But, in the end, if the mix is tainted you can’t do anything."

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