QPR's Adel Taarabt ready to trade goals for wins

The Moroccan midfielder has been on fine form in front of goal recently, but his efforts have not translated to wins and he insists that now is the time to stand up and be counted
Adel Taarabt is happy with his recent goal-scoring form, but insists that it counts for nothing when QPR do not come away with a win.

The Moroccan maverick has hit the back of the net in spectacular style in each of the last two league games, only to end up on the losing side on each occasion, and insists that he would gladly trade his goal tally for points on the board.

"I was pleased with the goals, but it’s more important to win games," he told the Hoops' official website. "At the moment, we aren’t doing that.

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"Scoring is good for my confidence, but it would be better if I scored and we won.

"We just need to start winning games and going up the table, bit by bit. Then I’ll be more happy."

The 23-year-old has bemoaned the injuries that have plagued his side, and thinks that the international break could be the perfect opportunity to regroup and concentrate on moving up the table.

"We have two weeks where we have to work hard, focus and, hopefully, we can get then our first win of the season against Everton," he explained.

"You can see that we’ve got the quality in the group. We have a lot of good players – but I just think we have to start games better. If you are going behind all of the time, it’s very difficult.

"I know we keep saying it, but we haven’t had the same starting eleven twice this season. Every game, someone gets injured.

"For the manager it’s really difficult, because when he makes substitutions, it’s not for tactical reasons but for injuries.

"It's time for us to stand up and be counted. That’s what I’m trying to do.

"Now I have to win games for my team. I know I have the ability to help the team get our first win. I’m going to try and do that and be a leader.

"We just want to win games. I think we’ll be fine when we start to do that."