Barton backs Hughes

QPR skipper supports his new manager

Mark Hughes: New QPR manager has the backing of captain Joey Barton

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Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has urged his team-mates to show their full support to new manager Mark Hughes.

Hughes is the new boss at Loftus Road after his appointment as the manager following the dismissal of Neil Warnock on Sunday.

Barton, who was a key player under Warnock this season, is confident that Hughes is a capable and "organised" manager.

"He is a really good man, quite straightforward and expects certain things of his players," he told QPR's official website.

"If you deliver them then you tend to do well under him.

"It is still early days but football is such an incestuous game that you always know someone who has worked with a manager before and word gets around pretty quickly.

"From what I'm hearing, he and his staff are really organised, they have good intensity in training and, as a manager, I think he is really fair.

"If you are working hard and playing well, then you'll stay in the team. As a player, you can't ask for any more than that.

Really buoyed

"I am really buoyed by what I have seen in the first couple of days and I hope we can harness that, all buy into it and move this football club to where we feel it should be.

"I am really looking forward to it. It is always sad to lose a manager but that is the kind of industry we are in.

"I am sure Neil Warnock will not be long in finding new employment.

"He has got such a good record, and I am sure there will be a number of clubs looking to harness that and do what QPR did and get into the promised land."