QPR manager Neil Warnock has called on Adel Taarabt to ignore his advisors and come to his own decisions if he wants to make the most of his 'great ability'.
The 22-year-old was one of the promoted Hoops' star players in last season's Championship and was tipped to shine in the Premier League.
However, Taraabt has struggled this term amid ongoing speculation linking him with big-money moves elsewhere.
The Morocco international was left out of last week's match at Norwich, but Warnock hinted he could feature against West Brom on Saturday.
"It would be easy to toss him to one side, but I have a lot of time for him and he is a lovely lad," said Warnock.
"Like quite a lot of professionals in the game, especially those from abroad, they get a lot of people around them or what I call 'advisors'.
"As I said to Adel, if you finish in football next week you might find you lose one or two of those 'advisors'.
"But that is life, that is growing up and he is honest for a young lad.
"It is hard for him when people put a lot of things in his mind.
"I have said to him that whatever happens, whether he stays here, goes in January, goes at the end of the season, that he has to work and train for Adel Taarabt, not these people.
"They won't make him better and I think it is a shame.
"Adel can always [make money] but he is better than that. I will be sad if he ends up going to make some money because I think he has great ability."
The manager added: "He didn't travel last week and trained on his day off last week and trained Saturday morning while we were at Norwich.
"He has looked sharper this week, a lot better, so hopefully he will be involved."