Mark Hughes hints at Júlio César claiming QPR's number one jersey
Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes has praised new signing Júlio César, as the Brazilian goalkeeper looks more likely to claim the number one jersey than Rob Green.
The Seleção international moved to Loftus Road on a four-year deal this summer, following seven years in Italy with Inter.
QPR also signed England goalkeeper Rob Green during the transfer window, which many people questioned and speculated as to who would be chosen as number one.
The 32-year-old played four games at the start of the Premier League season but has had to watch on from the bench since César’s arrival.
Mark Hughes said: "I think César has been exceptional.
"He acquitted himself really well again in the game against Reading last week. He saved a penalty and he's in my thinking for West Ham, certainly."
The R’s face West Ham tomorrow evening, where César is expected to start, but Hughes has urged Green to put pressure on him for the number one spot in the future.
Hughes added: "Rob is working hard in training, trying to put pressure on Júlio to get back in.
"He certainly has the capability to do that. But at the moment it’s difficult for him.
"We didn’t expect this situation."