Wright-Phillips: QPR move was easy decision
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Shaun Wright-Phillips wrapped up his deadline-day move to QPR – and declared it was an ‘easy decision’.
Twenty-nine-year-old midfielder Wright-Phillips joined from Manchester City having fallen down the pecking order under manager Roberto Mancini, and gives Warnock valuable options on either wing.
Wright-Phillips said: “I’m very excited to be here. It’s a big club. I just want to get back playing football. In the end it was an easy decision to make.
“I’m looking to seeing my old mate Joey Barton, it should be a good laugh.
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“The City fans have supported me for 10 years of my life. Neil Warnock has just told me to be energetic and create goals.”
Wright-Phillips follows right-back Luke Young, left-back Armand Traore and midfielder Joey Barton to Loftus Road since the arrival of new majority share-holder Tony Fernandes.
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However, there appeared to be disappointment for the Rs boss in his pursuit of another striker, with his two prime targets, Tottenham’s Peter Crouch and Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy, moving elsewhere.
Bellamy, who was in talks with Rangers on Wednesday morning, opted to re-join his former side Liverpool, while Crouch is expected to complete a switch to Stoke City.
That means Warnock will have to rely on the goals of Jay Bothroyd, Jamie Mackie, Heidar Helguson and Patrick Agyemang – at least until the January transfer window.
Warnock also failed to lure Birmingham centre-back Scott Dann to Loftus Road, with the defender instead opting for a move to Blackburn Rovers.
QPR did miss out on Sebastien Bassong who has stayed with Spurs after the north London side failed in a bid to bring Gary Cahill to White Hart Lane.
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