"Robinho's favoured position is on the left-hand side, cutting in, but we could also play him off the front," said Hughes.

"I certainly think you could play them both him and Petrov in the same team.

"If we had the benefit of Martin Petrov all season it would have given me a lot of variation.

"We could have changed things around because he would have given the opposition different problems.

"You want someone who will take people on and get crosses in. On occasions, we have lacked that ability this season."