Three QPR players Mark Hughes could sign for Stoke City

Newly appointed Stoke City manager Mark Hughes could turn to old club Queens Park Rangers for player reinforcements.

It would be silly of him not to because QPR need to offload players to ease the financial burden on the club and there will also be plenty of players trying to get out of Loftus Road.

Hughes has already stated that he wants to get Stoke playing an aggressive form of attacking football while maintaining the passion and discipline which was common during the Tony Pulis era.

Here are three QPR stars he should seriously consider going after.

Nedum Onuoha

Onuoha is a much better footballer than a lot of people give him credit for.

He’s versatile and can play at right back or as a right sided centre half, which gives Hughes plenty of options if Stoke are suffering defensively with injuries and suspensions.

He has experience of having played at the very top level of the game with Manchester City and he also has over 20 appearances for the England Under-21 side. He’ll jump at the chance to get back into the Premier League.

Shaun Wright-Phillips

Wright-Phillips would give Stoke an extra dimension in wide areas with his pace, skill and trickery.

He scares full backs because he’s quick and he’d take pressure away from the likes of Matt Etherington and Brek Shea. Pace is everything for wide men and the 31-year-old has experience to add into the mix as well.

Hughes would have to work very hard to get the former Manchester City and Chelsea star because there are bound to be plenty of teams in the mix trying to sign him.

Jamie Mackie

Mackie is not the most prolific striker I could have suggested but he’s a hard working and very honest player, which will appeal to the club and supporters.

He has a record of 19 goals in 82 games for the club but bear in mind he had to come back from a bad leg break, which threatened to ruin his career.

As a forward he will run ragged doing the number nine role on his own and he’s also good enough to play in the pocket behind a striker, linking up with the midfield. At 27-years-old he’s probably right in the peak of his career.

Who do you think Stoke should sign from QPR?

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