Last Updated: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:39
Marseille's on loan midfielder Joey Barton believes that his parent club QPR are destined for the drop after losing 3-2 against Fulham.
The 30-year-old, who is on a season-long loan with the Ligue 1 side, believes that Monday evening's loss at Craven Cottage was the final nail in the coffin and leaves the west London club with too much work to do.
Harry Redknapp's side sit seven points from safety with seven games remaining and it would take something incredible for them to hold on to their Premier League status for another season.
Barton laid the blame at the feet of former boss Mark Hughes who was in charge at the start of the campaign, while he also believes that the players who get the club relegated should stay to try and help them bounce back up.
"Realistically that's it," Barton tweeted.
"Too much to do for QPR. Had enough chances to get something tonight. Can't give 3 goal head starts at this level
"Feel it's unfair to blame board, they've backed the managers. Can't look any further than what [former manager Mark] Hughes and his cronies did in the summer."
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