Neil Warnock believes Adel Taarabt is key to helping QPR gain automatic promotion to the Premier League.
The West London outfit are currently four points clear at the top of the Championship, with a game in hand, but lost their first league game of the season at home to Watford.
However, Warnock is sure his side will recover from last weekend's setback and has hailed the influence of youngster Taarabt.
Warnock has likened the 21-year-old Moroccan midfielder to former Hoops great Stan Bowles, revealing he has banned his players from passing to the youngster in their own half.
The Rs boss said: "I still try to put in the values we had at Sheffield United, the hardworking values, which you've got to have.
"But the individuals here? I would never have wanted a Taarabt in the past. Pull your bloody hair out.
"I see now, as I go higher, you have to have ability to win you games, you've got to win games. You can work hard all day, but you need the spark, something that is different.
"Taarabt would win games in any league in the world, but he will also lose you games if you don't have a plan on how to use him.
"He has no responsibility whatsoever. The players aren't allowed to pass to him in our half.
"I told them that. I decided pre-season. He's liable to do something we haven't thought about."
Warnock also revealed he hopes the club's adventurous spirit will be good enough to take them into the Premier League.
The 62-year-old, who has spent just two seasons in the top flight with Notts County and Sheffield United has a burning sense of unfinished business and is determined to take QPR to Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium next season.
"I have watched the Premier League a lot lately," he added. "I don't think I would be in fear.
"I honestly feel at times that I am on a high here."