QPR boss Mark Hughes will not be naming Joey Barton in his Premier League squad.

The Sunday Mirror says Hughes will omit last year's captain Joey Barton from the 25-man squad list he will submit to the Premier League for the first half of the season.

The bad-boy midfielder was hit with a 12-game ban after he was sent off at Manchester City on the final day of the last campaign and found guilty on two counts of violent ­conduct by the FA.

Barton has ­already been given a final warning as to his future behaviour by the club but whether he will play again remains to be seen.