Wednesday, 28 September 2011

QPR facing month without star man Taarabt

Adel Taarabt in action for QPR against Bolton

QPR manager Neil Warnock could lose star midfielder Adel Taarabt for a crucial month in January as Morocco want him back in their squad.
The temperamental 22-year-old walked out on his country after an African Cup of Nations qualifier in June after being asked to be a substitute and he vowed never to return to the side under manager Eric Gerets.
But, with Morocco top of their group and nearing qualification for the finals, Gerets has named the talented forward in his preliminary squad to face Tanzania in October.
"I could not kill Taarabt's international career and that is why I have called him back into the squad but we have still not addressed the issue," Gerets said.
"He is young and I hope he has the right reaction. When I was young I also made crazy decisions so I will definitely not close the door on him.
"I really love him because he creates a good environment but I want to talk to him and he has to grow."
Neil Warnock recently revealed his joy that Fabio Capello was continuing to overlook Joey Barton for England duty and losing Taraabt for what could be up to six weeks will come as a blow to the R's.

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