Hughes makes no excuses for Cisse

QPR manager Mark Hughes made no excuses for Djibril Cisse after the striker was sent off for the second time since joining the club in January.

Cisse, who was also red-carded on his home debut, was dismissed during the 3-1 defeat at Sunderland for a crude challenge on Fraizer Campbell.

Cisse saw red again.

Hughes defended him after his sending-off against Wolves last month but this time was clearly unhappy with the player.

Cisse has scored three times for Rangers but another suspension means they will be without him again.

“That’s going to hurt us because when we have been able to keep him on the pitch he has been excellent for us,” said Hughes.

“It’s spilt milk from our point of view, but we have got to get on with it. I have got to focus on the personnel who are available to me.

“It was a crazy challenge by Djibril and he knows that. Suffice it to say, I wasn’t too delighted.”

Hughes dropped Joey Barton but Rangers were unable to maintain the kind of intensity they showed  after their captain was substituted during the midweek win over Liverpool.

“We weren’t good enough. We started slowly and never really picked it up,” Hughes admitted.

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