Charlton move for QPR man unlikely, but why not?

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Charlton Athletic's boss Chris Powell has confirmed his interest in QPR's Shaun Wright-Phillips but the move looks to have been snubbed by the former Manchester City winger.

Charlton reached the Quarter Final of the FA cup on Monday by beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.

After the game, The Addicks' manager Chris Powell confirmed his interest in Wright-Phillips to West London Sport, stating: "He has been linked. He is a player we have enquired about but at this moment in time I don’t think it is going to happen".

It appears that the winger, currently out of favour at Loftus Road, has snubbed the Championship strugglers to fight for his place. The 32-year-old earned 36 England caps between 2004 and 2010, hitting the net six times.

Wright-Phillips was once was purchased by Chelsea for £21 million from Manchester City, has failed to start for QPR since September and has found it difficult to cement a first team place this term and with the arrival of West Ham's Ravel Morrison, his opportunities seem limited going forward. 

Shaun's brother, Bradley Wright-Phillips,spent two years at The Valley in a successful spell where he lifted the League 1 title and featured in the PFA League One team of the year.

With his chances at QPR looking bleak, the question has to be asked, why not make the move across London to rejuvenate his career? 

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