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Warnock: Captain Joey a leader

QPR manager Neil Warnock is confident Joey Barton will prove to be a successful skipper after he shone in Monday's 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

Barton was one of six signings to make his R's bow in the draw at Loftus Road.

The 29-year-old was always expected to make his debut after his high-profile move from Newcastle, but his appointment as captain for the season came as a surprise.

Warnock, whose team were unlucky not to take all three points, insists he has made the right decision in giving Barton the armband previously worn by Adel Taarabt.

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