FEDERICO Macheda’s ankle injury means QPR boss Mark Hughes can sidestep the thorny problem of whether to include the striker in his squad to face Bolton tomorrow.
The Manchester United loanee (pic) was fined £15,000 by the Football Association this week for making homophobic comments on Twitter and warned as to his future conduct.
Newcastle United's Nile Ranger and Walsall's Manny Smith were also fined £6,000 and £1,200 respectively by the FA, but the penalty imposed on the 20-year-old Italian is the most administered in any kind of similar case.
As a result, Hughes has admitted Hoops policy on the social network, in which captain Joey Barton is an obsessive devotee, will get an overhaul at the end of the season.
Hughes added: “Everyone knows sensitive issues are off limits, and Federico has made a number of Tweets that have cost him significantly.
“We’re constantly reviewing the policy on Twitter, and we’ll look at it again at the end of the season retrospectively and make decisions then."
Adel Taarabt is also a crucial doubt for the Reebook Stadium lunchtime kick-of with a hamstring strain, but Djibril Cissé is bursting to make amends for the red card that has limited the forward to just one-and-a-bit appearances so far.
Hughes added: “The red card he got against Wolves has if anything made him more determined to make an impact.”