QPR’s manager reckons his side have got so used to dealing with the tension of must-win home games – Sunday’s make-or-break against Stoke is almost normal.
Every time Rangers beat the likes of Liverpool, Swansea, Arsenal and Spurs over the last couple of months – they’ve suffered away to make the next one at Loftus Road more important than the one before.
“We're where we have been for the last four or five games at home, and as a consequence we’re better prepared to understand what’s required,” said Mark Hughes (pic).
But the normally cool and calm manager admitted he was flummoxed what results from other games would suit Rs best.
There was even a thought he might favour a defeat for Manchester United, close to his heart, and a win for Manchester City – who sacked him.
The logic being that City would ease off the pedal at home to Rangers for the last game of the season on Sunday week knowing the Premier League title was all but safe.
“I don’t know what’s best,” said Hughes. “I’ve looked at most scenarios and I don’t know what I want.
“Ideally, I would not like to be a part of this like the last eight or nine years when I’ve looked at it from a distance – but this time I’m very much in it.”