Joey Barton backs QPR's appointment of Chris Ramsey

Joey Barton believes Queens Park Rangers manager Chis Ramsey will be a success after being given a full pre-season with his players.

Joey Barton has backed Queens Park Rangers' appointment of Chris Ramsey on

Ramsey was appointed as QPR boss last week, despite being unable to save them from relegation, and Barton feels it is a good decision.

The central midfielder believes that Ramsey has done a good job since taking over from Harry Redknapp and insists that he can get them back into the Premier League at the first attempt. 

"He's been great Chris, he's been a breath of fresh air since he come in to the place. He has a lot of enthusiasm and lots of ideas," Barton said. 

"He needs his own pre-season and to bring his own players in to put his own stamp on the team.

"He'll have the opportunity to do that and the future will tell if he will do it well enough, but Chris has a lot of confidence and he'll believe he can do that.

"It's a tough job, QPR. Certainly next season because the Championship isn't an easy league. I'm looking forward to seeing his ideas and what he does in the next few weeks."

Whether Barton sticks around to see Ramsey in action next season remains to be seen, as the 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season.

Barton's existing deal expires in the summer and as yet there has been no suggestion that he will be offered fresh terms.

It means that he could be looking for a new club, with QPR said to be changing their approach and starting to look towards the future.

The R's are set to target young and hungry players in the upcoming transfer window, as they aim to bounce straight back after this season's disappointment. 

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