Warnock still QPR fan despite bitter Barton tweets

Sacked QPR boss Neil Warnock says Joey Barton's tweeting won't put off still supporting the club.

He believes QPR now have a run of games where they can boost their Premier League survival hopes.

He told BBC Sport: "(The comments are) not going to detract from what is a fabulous club. It's been the toughest job I've ever had. I've had seven promotions and enjoyed every one but this one topped them all with what I've had to put up with off the field.

"The fans have been fantastic and I've had so many messages - even the owners, I'm so supportive of them. (Vice-chairman) Amit Bhatia, who took me to the club, will always be a special friend so I've got nothing but good to say about them.

"They've got a new manager now, Mark Hughes, who is a very good manager. They start today with the first game of seven that we had planned would be our seven games to get some good points on board, and I think they can do that today.

"I'm really desperate for them to stay up now for the hard work they have put in."

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