Hughes unconcerned about Barton’s Tweets

New QPR manager Mark Hughes has stated that he is not concerned about Joey Barton’s frequent Twitter messages, as long as they don’t compromise dressing room morale.

The combative midfielder displays his thoughts on the game, which are not always positive, on the social networking site and has previous slated fellow players, manager and club owners.

The latest controversy surrounds Neil Warnock’s dismissal, where Barton personally attacked the sacked coach over his conduct in losing his job.

Despite this, Hughes feels for the time being he does not have to address the issue.

“No, not at this stage. Joey understands what happens in the dressing room stays there and I don’t think it will be a problem,” he told The Daily Mail.

“If ever I felt that it was going to compromise us then we’d have a conversation and talk it through, but certainly I haven’t felt the need to do that up to this point.

“He’s a big personality, he thrives on it,” Hughes concluded.

Despite Barton’s controversial past, Hughes has recently stated that the midfielder will keep the Loftus Road captaincy.

By Gareth McKnight