Hughes hails striking additions
Mark Hughes feels Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora are shrewd additions to his QPR ranks, with both men proven in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 03/02/12 2:23pm
Mark Hughes feels Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora are shrewd additions to his Queens Park Rangers ranks, with both men proven in the Premier League.
Loftus Road was expected to welcome a number of new arrivals during the January transfer window, and QPR did not disappoint.
Among those to have been drafted in were Cisse and Zamora, with the strike duo costing their new employers around £10million.
Hughes believes that represents good value for money, with the pair bringing vast experience and international pedigree with them to West London.
"I'm really looking forward to seeing them play together, they've got great qualities that will complement each other," Hughes said.
"I think Bobby enjoyed his time under me at Fulham. The type of work we gave him helped him and we supported him when he was out through injury.
"When he came back in the second half of last season he was exceptional and was a big reason why we ended up eighth in the Premier League.
"If he can have a similar impact in the second half of this season that will augur well for us because we need to win games and score goals, that's why he is here."
Cisse, who was snapped up from Lazio, started to repay his transfer fee with a goal in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa, and Hughes is expecting that strike to be the first of many from the former Liverpool man.
He said: "Djibril's style of play is made to measure for the Premier League. In Italy the style of play was too slow, he's very much a Premier League player in my opinion.
"If you look at his goalscoring record he has played just over 450 games and scored 220 goals, at top clubs, and not many strikers have that goals-to-game ratio.
"That's what got me excited about bringing him here. He's fitted in extremely well and he's glad to be back in the Premier League.
"We have invested heavily but what I wanted was complementary skills and different skill sets within the group of strikers I have available and we've got that now.
"I'm very comfortable with the work we did in the window and the quality of strikers is now very good."