"He's unbelievable" - QPR defender believes this midfield star has what they need

QPR defender Steven Caulker believes Adel Taarabt can help the club achieve survival.

Queens Park Rangers returned to the Premier League the hard way in May, winning the play-off final against Derby County having missed out on automatic promotion despite Harry Redknapp having an expensive squad at his disposal in the second tier.

Despite signing the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Mauricio Isla, Leroy Fer, Jordon Mutch, Sandro and Eduardo Vargas, QPR have struggled massively so far this season. With four points from their opening seven games, Redknapp's men have won just one and only scored four goals - Burnley are the only team to score fewer goals in the Premier League this season.

Sunday's 2-0 defeat at West Ham United leaves QPR rooted to the bottom of the table, but another new signing, Steven Caulker, predicts that the return of talented playmaker Adel Taarabt will be a huge boost the R's in their bid to win games and achieve Premier League survival.

"Adel is unbelievable and if we get him fit, which I’m sure he will be over the next few weeks, then he is a massive asset to the club and to the team," said Caulker. "If we can get him fit he will add a lot of sparks to our play because he wants the ball, he is great on the ball, he can get a shot off."

"He can link the play up and he can put strikers in, which is what we need. We are not creating enough so hopefully he can add to that."

Taarabt, 25, hit a stunning 19 goals as Rangers achieved promotion back in 2011, but has had a frustrating time at Loftus Road ever since. The Moroccan spent the first half of last season on loan at Fulham and the second half at AC Milan before returning to West London this summer.

Manager Redknapp has been frustrated with Taarabt's fitness, and getting him back to peak condition could take some time, but with QPR desperate for an attacking spark, it surely wouldn't hurt to get Taarabt back in the side.

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