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The 30-year-old midfielder, currently on loan from QPR, believes a return to winning ways was exactly what the French club needed to maintain their title challenge

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton has hailed the team's performance during their 2-1 win away from home over Stade Brest.

The 30-year-old, currently on a season-long loan from QPR, has recently hinted that he is open to extending his stay at the Stade Velodrome beyond the end of this season.

With Elie Baup's team sat in second place in the Ligue 1 table, just two points behind league leaders Lyon, a win provided the perfect response to losing 4-1 at home to Les Gones last Wednesday, with Barton waxing lyrical about the display.

"This is a great victory. It was a tough match. The playing conditions were very "English", which was fine," Barton told RMC.

"It's good to have won after our defeat against Lyon (4-1).

"We answered this and it is never easy to come play at Brest. I think many teams will experience difficult times here."

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