Sheffield Wednesday boss Jones would welcome deal for QPR's Barton
Jones is looking to piece together a side that can be competitive upon their return to the Championship, and is confident he could bring the best out of Barton.
"If he did become available it's something we would look at, but there would be many things to consider," said the Owls boss.
"I wouldn't be frightened of bringing him here if he became available.
"His reputation would not put me off."