Warnock quiet on Taarabt row
QPR boss refuses to be drawn into criticising playmaker
Last Updated: October 2, 2011 10:55pm
Taarabt: Warnock not commenting on reports he stormed off at half-time
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock refused to comment on reports that Adel Taarabt stormed off after being replaced at half-time in Sunday's 6-0 defeat to Fulham.
Andrew Johnson's hat-trick spurred the Cottagers to their first Premier League victory of the season, with Danny Murphy, Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora also finding the net.
Warnock's miserable afternoon was compounded further by suggestions that playmaker Taarabt stormed out of Craven Cottage after being substituted.
Asked about the situation, he said: "That's not my problem at the moment. I have no idea [whether he left the dressing room]. I've more worries than any individual when you lose 6-0.
"I don't think you can blame Adel Taarabt," he continued. "We conceded six goals. You've got to look at that.
Toys out the pram
"If I'm honest, if we had Darren Bent playing for us, and a few England players, we'd have still been beaten 6-0.
"I don't think you can get carried away too much. You get days when Adel comes off. You're going to get days when he throws his toys out the pram, but that isn't a worry for me.
"If I sub somebody and they are happy, then I have more of a problem with that."
Asked again whether he knew if Taarabt was at the stadium for the second half, Warnock retorted: "I'm not concerned about that. You can make whatever you want from the situation."