QPR manager Mark Hughes says Premier League survival, rather than revenge, will be his motivation when he faces former club Manchester City on Sunday. The West London club (16/1 to win the match) are two points clear of Bolton in 18th place ahead of the final weekend, while title-chasing City are top of the Premier League.
Hughes, who was sacked by City in 2009, said: "People keep throwing that word revenge up, but it is not in my mind. From my point of view I am completely focused on what we have to do, as you would expect."
It is a sentiment echoed by Roberto Mancini, his replacement at Manchester City (1/7 to win the match) who said "This is not Mancini against Hughes or Hughes against Mancini, it's Manchester City against QPR - one team playing for the title, the other against relegation."
Hughes added "We have got a huge game and huge challenge. It is not going to be easy because Manchester City are an outstanding football team. The prize they are going for is obviously the ultimate prize and for us to deny them the opportunity to do that will be difficult. “
"Everybody acknowledges that, but the fact that this season has been so unpredictable means you can never say a result is a given. That is certainly not how we're thinking and we intend to go there to get the points we need to be safe."