Did Leeds United hopes of signing QPR winger Matt Phillips end this week?

QPR Fans

QPR winger Matt Phillips' stunning performance in midweek should put to bed interest from Leeds United, which was reported earlier this month.

A superb performance from Matt Phillips in midweek appears to have resolved any questions regarding his short-term future at the club.

Leeds United have been searching for a winger to liven up their attack, and the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that he was a player the club showed interest in on transfer deadline day.

Phillips had made just seven starts for QPR out of a possible 24 under Harry Redknapp, but was brought straight back into the side by caretaker boss Chris Ramsey after the one-time England managerial candidate stood down citing health issues.

He made an immediate impact, providing two assists in a 2-0 win as QPR registered their first away points of the season in a victory over Sunderland.

The 23-year-old was impressive, creating five chances during the contest, and any chances of Leeds tempting him away with the Football League loan window now open seem to have disappeared.

Phillips told Talksport: "Les (Ferdinand) and Chris have been superb with me and filled me with confidence and given me a bit of belief and I need to repay them and the fans. They've been talking to me and improving my game and I want to go out and how what I can do."

With Championship experience for his part in QPR's promotion campaign last season, Phillips would have been a shrewd addition for any side, and as he showed, he is capable of making an impact at Premier League level.

With ESPN reporting club owner Tony Fernandes will keep Chris Ramsey in charge until the end of the season, Phillips has an opportunity now to kick on in the top flight - and the pool of potentially available top flight wingers has got a little bit smaller for clubs to choose from.

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