QPR boss Neil Warnock has explained the absence of Adel Taarabt for defeat to Norwich City.

The Morocco international missed out for the second successive weekend and Warnock revealed the midfielder needs to improve his fitness.

"He is training hard and was at the training ground [on Saturday]," he said. "I think he has to get himself a little bit fitter.

"He knows what I feel about his fitness levels, but he trained hard today.

"But I am not sure that would have been a game for him anyhow.

"I thought we played well going forward."