Warnock hits out at Taarabt’s advisors

QPR manager Neil Warnock has taken another verbal swipe at Adel Taarabt’s advisors.

Warnock has long been unhappy with people he believes are influencing the Moroccan, who was recently left out of Rangers’ first-team squad.

With another transfer window approaching, Taarabt is yet again being linked with a number of high-profile clubs and the R’s boss believes the player needs to be guided carefully.

Taarabt is set to return for QPR this weekend.

“He’s still growing up and it’s hard for young lads when people put a lot of things in their minds,” said Warnock.

“When he goes away with Morocco he has a lot of influences over there and it takes us a while to get him back on the straight and narrow when he comes back.

“Like quite a few footballers, especially from abroad, you get a lot of people around him – a lot of alleged advisors.

“I’ve said to Adel ‘I think if you were finishing in football next week, you might lose one or two of those advisors’.

“I’ve said to him that wherever he goes – whether he stays here or goes in January or the summer – he’s still got to train and work for Adel Taarabt, not these people.

“It’s not these people who’ll make a living for him. Adel will always be able to make money but I’ll be sad if he does just that, because I think he’s got great ability.”

While Rangers were playing at Norwich last weekend, Taarabt was training by himself.

He also trained while his team-mates had a day off on Wednesday, and Warnock is now minded to recall him.

Taarabt is expected to play some part against West Brom on Saturday, when a victory could take QPR back into the top half of the table.

“Hopefully this week has done him good and he can get back to playing well and helping to win games for us,” Warnock added.

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