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QPR captain Barton turns on Redknapp as relegation appears reality

QPR captain Joey Barton has slammed the club's summer transfer work as they face relegation.

Barton pointed the finger at the club's former boss, Harry Redknapp.

"The thing that you have got to do in between getting promoted and getting back to the Premier League is have an incredible pre-season and recruit really well," Barton said.

"You would have to look at that and make a decision on that. Then the next recruitment window is key.

"Again, you have to look at that window and say, 'have we given ourselves the maximum opportunity?' Because everybody put a shift in against Everton and we have come up short.

"We are looking around that dressing-room and you can't fault people. They have given everything.

"If they are not good enough, that is a recruitment issue. It is key in football. For all the effort, sometimes you come up short.

"The fact we are in with a puncher's chance after, without wanting to name names, being privy to a lot of the things that go on at this club which people don't really know about or only hear rumours on the grapevine about, is a minor miracle."

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