QPR star handed ‘new start’ by manager Hughes

Wright-Phillips’ impressive pre-season form delights Rangers boss

Shaun Wright-Phillips has been handed a ‘new start’ to his QPR career by manager Mark Hughes.

Wright-Phillips scored his second goal of an impressive pre-season campaign in Rangers’ 3-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park on Tuesday night.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City winger endured a wretched first season in a Hoops shirt, after he was signed by former Rs boss Neil Warnock last summer.

Wright-Phillips failed to score in 34 appearances throughout the campaign, but Hughes has been impressed with the 30-year-old’s response in the build-up to the 2012-13 season.

“We’ve been really pleased with Shaun right through pre-season. He’s been excellent,” said Hughes. He lacked a bit of confidence towards the end of the season and it was difficult for him.

“He was desperate to get on the scoresheet and has scored a couple of goals in pre-season now. He looked sharp again and we’re really please by what he’s producing.

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“I’m pleased for him because it’s like a new start for him in my view. It was a stop-start for him last year but now he can really kick on.”

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