Park Ji-Sung handed QPR captaincy on debut in pre-season friendly

Rangers boss Mark Hughes gave the armband to the experienced South Korean on his debut, however the manager insisted he's yet to decide who'll get the job permanently
QPR manager Mark Hughes has given Park Ji-Sung the club's vacant armband on his debut for the Londoners in Tuesday's 5-0 friendly victory over Sabah Select XI in Malaysia.

The South Korean midfielder, who joined QPR a fortnight ago after seven years at Manchester United, started for the first time in Rangers colours in the match in Kota Kinabalu.

Hughes, who is without an official skipper after stripping Joey Barton of the role, opted to give Park the armband although he explained he is yet to make a decision on who'll get the job full time.

"I thought I would give Ji the captaincy as he is very well known in these parts so I thought it would be a nice gesture for him to be captain for the game," Hughes told the club's website.

"I haven't made a decision on the captaincy yet but I thought it was important that he was the captain tonight."

Hughes also added he was happy with Park's maiden performance where he only played for the opening 45 minutes.

"It was the first time he played with his new team-mates and I thought he did fine," Hughes said. "Everyone knows the quality that he has. I will benefit from that and the team will benefit.

"We are very happy that he is with us. He is a world class player and he will make us better."

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