Bothroyd: QPR skipper Barton breath of fresh air

Jay Bothroyd has hailed the leadership of QPR captain Joey Barton.

Jay Bothroyd has hailed the leadership of QPR captain Joey Barton.

Bothroyd feels the midfielder's honest approach is a useful tool that helps create a positive atmosphere in the dressing room.

The ex-Cardiff striker told The Sun: "Joey says what's on his mind. He's obviously a good player and leads well. He's been a breath of fresh air.

"The atmosphere is great. There's a lot of banter and personalities and shouting. You hear most people before you see them. It's a great team spirit."

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