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QPR bad boy regrets Twitter comments

Barton has since returned to the QPR first-team (©GettyImages)
Barton has since returned to the QPR first-team (©GettyImages).

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has admitted that he regrets his outspoken comments regarding his club following his loan-move to Marseille last season. 

Barton has also refused to rule out a move to the side where he arguably played some of the best football of his career, but is happy playing back in his homeland. 

The fall-out began before the initial loan-move to France, with Hoops owner Tony Fernandes initially blocking any move for the one-time England international.

Barton then completed a loan move to the French giants, but upon his return he has admitted that he would return to France should the opportunity arise. 

But Barton has revealed that he is enjoying life at Loftus Road once again, following a goal in the 2-0 victory over strugglers Middlesbrough at the weekend. 

Speaking to reporters, Barton said: "I was quite vocal on Twitter saying I'm not going back to QPR, I'm not going to play in the Championship. That's a fact which has been rammed down my throat a few times since. 

"It makes you feel a bit stupid, you have to laugh and I'm enjoying my football. I'm really enjoying working for Harry. It's a good set of lads here," he added

Barton's side currently sit at the top of the Championship, and with the likes of Charlie Austin in unstoppable form, the Hoops have a good chance of gaining instant promotion to the Premier League. 

And Barton has reiterated his desire to return to the big-time with QPR and Harry Redknapp. 

"It's a football club I think that's had a lot of healing to do over the summer. I don't think we're fully healed yet. I don't think we'll be fully recuperated until until we're back in the Premier League," added Barton.

"That's the goal, it's been the goal since day one since I've walked back in there," he added. 

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