Select a Team

Prev Game: Sky Bet Championship Sat 6th Feb

prev game - Queens Park Rangers
team 1 score team 2
QPR 1 - 0 Ipswich

Next Game: Sky Bet Championship Sat 13th Feb

next game - Queens Park Rangers
team 1 score team 2
QPR 12:30 Fulham

Taarabt accepts captaincy call

Former skipper prepared to get behind Barton

Last Updated: 21/09/11 8:57am

  • Share:
Taarabt: Has responded positively to the arrival of Barton

Taarabt: Has responded positively to the arrival of Barton

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Queens Park Rangers assistant manager Mick Jones claims Adel Taarabt has accepted the decision to hand the captain's armband to Joey Barton.

The mercurial Morocco international led Rangers to the Championship title last season, but has been forced to step down this term following the arrival of Barton.

Fears had been raised as to how Taarabt would respond to such a call, with his temperamental character a concern to followers of the Loftus Road outfit.

Jones, though, insists that there has been no sulking from the 22-year-old, with Barton having made it clear what he expects from those around him.

"I have heard Joey at training sessions say to Adel, 'If you want to sulk do it while you're running back. Don't do it walking. And if I ask you to do something, do it'."
Mick Jones Quotes of the week

Fantastic

"The manager Neil Warnock met with Adel privately to explain it to him first," said Jones.

"Neil told me Adel accepted Joey had to be the captain. And what's happened to Adel is that he has looked around the training ground and seen how people like Joey train.

"And I have heard Joey at training sessions say to Adel, 'If you want to sulk do it while you're running back. Don't do it walking. And if I ask you to do something, do it'.

"Adel's reaction has been fantastic. Not many people could get that sort of reaction."

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Polter proving a point

Polter proving a point

Interview with Sebastian Polter, the hard-working German striker who is impressing at Queens Park Rangers.

This time last year...

This time last year...

Leicester were bottom of the Premier League this time last year. They're not the only side whose fortunes have changed. Take a look...

Premier League weekend grades

Premier League weekend grades

How did your team fare at the weekend? Paul Ince rates every Premier League side's display...