Joey Barton is convinced Olympique Marseille can win the title this season.

The club are third in Ligue 1 behind leaders PSG and second-placed Lyon but are level on points, and the on-loan QPR man has pledged that he will do everything he can to make it happen.

"What is important is that we have a good rest, because the second half of the season will be tough," he told La Provence.

Battling: Barton is determined to win the Ligue 1 title He also promised manager Elie Baup would be busy this transfer window.

"Some players will be arriving and we will do everything we can to be champions."