Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Sky Sports: Taarabt&Warnock


npower Championship Player of the Year Adel Taarabt has reiterated his desire to stay at QPR for the long-term.
Taarabt, who scooped the prestigious crown at a glitzy awards bash in London on Sunday night, has constantly been linked with a move away from Loftus Road, but the R's skipper revealed in no uncertain terms where his future lies.
"I want to help take this Club to the Premier League," he toldQPR Player, in an exclusive interview to be viewed later today (Tuesday).
"I want to stay at QPR and play for Neil Warnock.
"I think as long as he is here I will be here too."
Taarabt, whose 15 goals and 15 assists have made him the stand-out performer in the second tier so far this season, added: "I'm very happy to win this award.
"This award is for me, my team-mates, the fans and the Club in general.
"The fans have been fantastic for me. I feel really close to them. I have never had this kind of support."

Rangers captain Taarabt's grief after cousin is shot dead in Marseille

Top Ranger: Taarabt has been given leave after a family tragedy
Top Ranger: Taarabt has been given leave after a family tragedy
Championship player of the year Adel Taarabt was pulled out of Queens Park Rangers' victory at Doncaster on Saturday after being told his cousin had been shot dead. But the brave midfielder only agreed to miss the clash under orders from manager Neil Warnock.
Taarabt, 21, had received a phone call at 10.30am on Saturday informing him that the family member had been killed in Marseille. Despite being distraught at the news, the Rangers skipper insisted he wanted to play. 
But after a heart-to-heart with Warnock, whom Morocco star Taarabt has described as a father figure, he agreed to return to London. 
Warnock has told him not to return to England until Friday, April 1, so he can spend time with his grief-stricken family, but the player has still joined up with his international team-mates ahead of Morocco's clash with Algeria on Sunday.