Taarabt to keep armband
QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt will retain the captain's armband despite Fitz Hall's return to the side.
Last Updated: 01/12/10 4:57pm
QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt will retain the captain's armband despite club captain Fitz Hall's return to the side.
Hall was named as skipper by manager Neil Warnock in the summer but suffered a hamstring injury just a week into the season, with Taarabt wearing the armband ever since.
And despite defender Hall's recent comeback, Taarabt will continue to captain the Championship leaders.
"Taarabt's been the long-term captain, he's been wearing the armband, and I felt Fitz should just concentrate on the playing side. That's what I told him," Warnock told the Kilburn Times.
"It's not an issue for me. Unless you're talking about the job Bryan Robson did at Man United, I'm not so sure it's a massive thing these days.
"Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill, Shaun Derry and Matt Connolly are all captains on the pitch - and Rob Hulse does his share up the middle as well.
"People have said that no striker should be captain and I've never seen a goalkeeper who should be captain, even though there have been.
"I think Taarabt's done it all right."