Phillips had dropped out of contention at Loftus Road after starting the campaign in the team, with his opportunities dwindling under Redknapp's guidance.
The Daily Mail carried rumours that Phillips could have been set to depart in January, but Tony Fernandes was quick to refute these claims and it seems that his desire to keep the winger around has already paid dividends.
Chris Ramsey has immediately reinstated Phillips into his favoured line-up at QPR, and he repaid that faith with a brilliant performance on Tuesday night.
The 23-year-old was one of the R's main attacking outlets against Sunderland as they picked up an impressive 2-0 victory to finally end their wait for an away win in the Premier League.
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Phillips created both of QPR's goals, while he also made three other chances for his teammates and put in seven crosses.
It was a display which showed just how much of a threat he can be and it certainly raises questions as to why Redknapp wasn't willing to give him a greater chance to impress.