Neil Warnock vowed to keep putting up with Adel Taarabt's shortcomings after QPR's mercurial captain produced a stunning display to sink Swansea 4-0.
The Morocco international, a £1million bargain signing from Tottenham in the summer, was at his unplayable best as he set up the opener for Jamie Mackie, won a penalty for Heidar Helguson to tuck in number two and wrapped up the scoring himself with a fine double.
Yet Taarabt can delight and frustrate in equal measure, as shown before Christmas when his eagerness to impress in front of the television cameras contributed to Rangers' 19-match unbeaten run coming to an end against Watford.
But Rangers boss Warnock said: "Taarabt was excellent, that's what we know he can do.
"It's one of those things you have to accept that sometimes he's the opposite - like he was on the television the other day."
When asked if he feared a top-flight club coming in for his talisman when the transfer window opens next week, Warnock added: "I don't think anyone in the Premier League will want him - who would put up with him?"