QPR boss Redknapp tightlipped on recalling Barton from Marseille
Barton still has two years remaining on his contract at QPR, but looks unlikely to return to the fold.
"Joey's not here so he can't help me," said Redknapp. "He's on loan for the season.
"I'm not thinking about next season, I'm only thinking about the present. We need to get cracking."