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Neil Warnock has told Adel Taarabt that if he wants a better contract at QPR, he should join the queue - behind him.

Reports suggest playmaker Taarabt is agitating after a new deal at the Barclays Premier League side, despite coming close to leaving Loftus Road for Paris St Germain this summer.

The 22-year-old, who reportedly earns £25,000 per week and was the star of QPR's npower Championship-winning side, has since watched a swathe of highly-paid stars arrive, such as Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Anton Ferdinand, but Warnock said: "There are plenty before him - me included."

Manager Warnock revealed that Taarabt was well down the pecking order to get a new deal, warning that nobody would be improving their lot before Christmas.

Warnock added: "There are a lot of people behind the scenes who have things to say and the only way to answer things is to play on the field of play. That's what I told him to do.

"He's got no excuse now. He's got a team that are capable of giving him the ball in dangerous areas and he's got to perform.

"I don't see any new contracts for anybody before Christmas. We've all got things to prove and we've got to do it consistently.

"When you've had a good game for an hour, you don't start spouting. You start spouting when you've got eight, nine, 10 goals coming up to Christmas.

"I remember last year, similar situation, I had Jamie Mackie's agent knocking on my door about November-December time.

"He'd scored eight goals and after the day that he knocked on the door, I don't think he scored again."

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