Joey Barton issues City warning

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has stated that his men will be motivated to beat Manchester City on the last day of the season, and that his former club should not celebrate lifting the Premier League title just yet.

Roberto Mancini’s men just need to beat relegation-threatened Rangers to lift their first top-flight crown since 1968, but the Loftus Road outfit need a point to ensure they avoid the drop.

Barton has warned City that they will face a motivated team, who they should not underestimate.

“I can’t wait for the game – I can’t wait to go to Man City,” he told Mirror Football.

“They expect us to turn up and them to probably stuff us and go on and win the league.

“If that is their attitude, they will get a reality check. It’s 11 men against 11 men, there is a lot of pressure out there – I can’t wait for it.

“We have one game to go and we are masters of our own destiny,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight