Sep 1 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
MARK Hughes has revealed Adel Taarabt was left out of the squad for QPR's defeat to Manchester City for tactical reasons.
With midfielders Ali Faurlin and Esteban Grenero short of fitness and unable to last 90 minutes, Hughes felt he needed to provide sufficient cover on the bench.
That meant there was no room for Taarabt or centre-back Clint Hill among the seven substitutes.
“We've got a lot of guys in the squad and everybody's fit at the moment so it's difficult to fit everybody on the bench,” said the Rangers boss.
“We had legislate for the fact that we had two guys in the middle of the park that might have to be changed, so I had to cover myself in that regard.
“Unfortunately they didn't make the bench but that's healthy because it shows we've got more strength in depth in the squad than we did last year.”
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