NEIL Warnock will hold talks with Joey Barton later today over the midfielder's controversial comments about team-mate Adel Taarabt.
The QPR skipper questioned the mercurial Moroccan's attitude following the 1-1 draw with Blackburn at the weekend, and says he has yet to see the 22-year-old's so-called 'genius',
And boss Warnock has slammed Barton for his outburst.
"What he is saying about Adel I think is a little bit out of order," he told ESPN's Between the Lines .
"I think there is one or two lads in the team at the moment that could do better so sometimes you look elsewhere.
"If he wants Adel to chase about and tackle and run, he is never going to be able to do that.
"I'll probably have a chat with him (on Tuesday) and see what he actually said."
Taarabt bagged 19 goals for Rangers on their way to the Championship title last season, but is yet to open his account in the top-flight.
And Warnock admits Taarbs is yet to prove himself at the highest level.
He added: "Yes, he might not be able to crack in the Premier League. Even Adel doesn't know that yet. He is only a young lad. You forget he is a young kid really.
"I think he is trying very, very hard at the moment and the next few games will be interesting.
"I think when you're playing the top clubs you need that something special to win you games.
"We've missed his contribution goal-wise and hopefully, if Joey plays really well and some of the other lads play really well, the opportunities for Adel will come.
"If Adel gets an opportunity and plays well he is an asset to anybody in that league.
"Yes, he has not scored in the Premier League yet, he has not set the world alight but he has had opportunities and I think [he will continue to do so]."
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