Cisse happy to be QPR’s wide man

French striker will relinquish centre-forward role if necessary

Djibril Cisse insists he is happy to relinquish his centre-forward role this season if it helps QPR to avoid another brush with relegation.

Cisse scored six goals in eight games after joining the Rs from Lazio in January, strikes which were crucial in keeping QPR in the Premier League.

However, manager Mark Hughes has since bolstered his attacking options in an attempt to avoid a second season of struggle.

Hughes has signed former Fulham striker Andy Johnson, while forward Junior Hoilett was snapped up from Blackburn Rovers last week.


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That could see Cisse restricted to playing a wide role – a position he became familiar with at Liverpool earlier in his career and occupied for Rangers at Chelsea last season – and the 30-year-old says he is ready to deliver wherever he plays.

“Up front is my position but I am happy to play anywhere,” Cisse told London24.com. “My main position is up front but it’s about what the manager asks me to do and I’m happy to play elsewhere if it helps the team.

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“There’s good competition in the side, all the players we have signed are really good quality. As a striker you know you are going to have difficult moments and you can’t play all the time.”

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