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Shaun Wright-Phillips ‘ready’ to help Queens Park Rangers avoid relegation from Premier League

Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips says that he is committed to the Premier League outfit.

Shaun Wright-Phillips has insisted that he is committed to Queens Park Rangers on social networking site Kicca.

The 33-year-old former Chelsea winger made his comments earlier today, making it clear that he is determined to help QPR avoid relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.


“I'm not at #QPR to go back and forth,” Wright-Phillips wrote on Kicca.com. “I’m fit and ready to do my bit in this relegation fight as they may need me at some point. I believe in myself and know what I'm capable of. #COYR.”

Wright-Phillips’s comments come after QPR manager Harry Redknapp claimed that the former Manchester City star does not want to leave the London club on loan due to financial reasons.

"Shaun has a great contract at QPR and he doesn't want to go out on loan, so he is still here,” The Mirror quotes Redknapp as saying.

“I've told him he needs to play, he needs to move on, but it's difficult to tell players they should move on when they are on good money and they are not going to get that sort of contract anywhere else.

"He is a smashing lad, a lovely fella, he trains well and he has not given me a moment's problem, but it's no-one's fault that he's on a great contract and if he doesn't want to move on, what can you do?”

Wright-Phillips has been on the books of QPR since 2011 and has a contract until the end of the season, but he has not made a single appearance in the Premier League for Rangers so far this season.

It does not appear that Redknapp has the veteran winger in his plans for this campaign, but the player himself believes that he has a lot to give and could be needed as the season progresses.

As Redknapp says, Wright-Phillips is training well and is physically fit to play, but the Englishman probably does not consider his compatriot good enough to play for QPR.

QPR are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table with 19 points from 21 matches.

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