QPR midfielder: This teammate has added 15 points to our total this season

Joey Barton believes that Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Rob Green has been in impressive form this season.

Joey Barton has told Queens Park Rangers' official site that Rob Green has saved the team 12 to 15 points this season through has excellent performances in goal.

Green was at fault for QPR losing to Chelsea this weekend, with his miss-hit kick providing the Blues with the chance they needed to steal the three points, but Barton has defended the experienced 'keeper.

The R's captain says that without Green, QPR would have been in more trouble than they currently are and insists that the whole team is firmly behind him.

"Greeney is gutted but to be fair to him he has saved us 12-15 points this season," he said. "We are a team and we take that on chin. It was a great effort and atmosphere and if we play like that until the end of the season then we should win enough games.”

This unity will be crucial for QPR as they look to avoid the drop, and it is true that Green has been good for them this season.

The 35-year-old stopper has been in fine form and only Charlie Austin, who has contributed the bulk of the club's goals, can claim to have been more integral to their survival fight.

Green will still realise that he can ill-afford to make any further errors, though, as QPR are in desperate need of collecting points quickly.

At the moment the R's are two points away from safety and, having played a game more than most the teams around them, things are starting to look bleak for Chris Ramsey's side. 

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