Djibril Cisse after 'sweet revenge' for boss Hughes when QPR face Manchester City

Sunday's goalscoring hero has called on the Londoners to enact revenge for their manager as he returns to the Etihad Stadium looking to secure Premier League safety

QPR striker Djibril Cisse believes that a win over Manchester City in Sunday’s crunch match at the Etihad Stadium would be “sweet revenge” for boss Mark Hughes.

The former Manchester United fans' favourite was sacked by the title challengers back in 2009 in contentious circumstances, to be replaced with current boss Roberto Mancini.

And QPR head to the Etihad knowing that a point would guarantee their survival, while handing United the chance to pip their rivals to the Premier League title in the process.

"That would be sweet revenge for him," Cisse told reporters.

"I don't think he is thinking about this - his main concern is to keep QPR up but it will be sweet for him too."

55/1 Djibril Cisse is 55/1 with Bet365 to score anytime in a 1-1 draw between Manchester City and QPR

QPR will also be hoping for a favour from the side who they beat last weekend, with fellow strugglers Bolton travelling to face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Three points for Owen Coyle's side would force the Hoops to avoid defeat if they are to avoid relegation.

"It's not finished," Cisse added.

"To be honest I think that we still are going to have to get something [at City] for safety.

"But at least it's in our hands. We have to finish the job at Man City. It will be difficult but we took a good step and I think we are going to go grab something there.

"It's only a football game. It's 11 versus 11. They have got two arms, two legs, just like us, so we are going to try to compete."