City revenge on QPR agenda - Cisse

08 May 2012 08:17

Striker Djibril Cisse has called on QPR to deliver Mark Hughes some 'sweet revenge' by denying Manchester City the title and ensuring their own survival at the Etihad Stadium next weekend.

QPR head in to Sunday's season finale in charge of their own destiny after moving out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with a dramatic 1-0 win over Stoke on Sunday. The victory means Rangers will avoid relegation if they draw at City, where Hughes was sacked in 2009 after 18 months in charge.

Cisse thinks Hughes, a former fans' favourite at Manchester United, will not be motivated by revenge but still thinks it would be nice for Rangers to triumph over City after the way his manager was treated. "That would be sweet revenge for him," Cisse said.

"I don't think he is thinking about this - his main concern is to keep QPR up but it will be sweet for him too."

Bolton's 2-2 draw against West Brom means the Hoops are now favourites to stay up as they are two points clear of the Trotters, who remain in the relegation zone.

City will be huge odds-on favourites to beat them next week - a result that would see Rangers relegated if Bolton beat Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

QPR have a terrible away record - they have not won on their travels in the league since November - but Cisse insists the Londoners are capable of clinching the point that will guarantee them survival.

"It's not finished," Cisse added. "To honest I think that we still are going to have to get something (at City) for safety.

"But at least it's in our hands. We have to finish the job at Man City. It will be difficult but we took a good step and I think we are going to go grab something there.

"It's only a football game. It's 11 v 11. They have got two arms, two legs, just like us, so we are going to try to compete."

Source: PA