Matt Phillips focused on a good pre-season at QPR despite West Brom interest

Inside Loftus Road

The Scotland international was the best in the league when it came to assists once Chris Ramsey took over.

Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips has been discussing his pre-season in light of the rumours linking him with a switch to West Brom, telling the Hoops website that he is focused on giving his all for the club until he hears something different.

Tony Pulis had this week revealed his frustration at QPR's asking price as he seeks to do a deal for the 24-year-old, according to the Birmingham Mail, but Phillips is purely interested in getting a good pre season under his belt to continue the superb form he was displaying over spring.

“I’m a QPR player and as you can see from the way I finished last season and the work I’ve done since, I am giving 100 per-cent," he told the QPR site.

“I’ll give everything until I’m told otherwise.

“I’m fully focused on getting through this pre-season and giving everything for the club.

“This is a big pre-season for me personally. I’ve had stop-start pre-seasons in the last two years, so this is a vitally important period for me.”

Phillips struggled to feature in the earlier part of the season under Harry Redknapp, failing to make an impression in the first six matches of the season and then finding himself on the bench for most of the next few months.

It wasn't until Chris Ramsey took over in February that the Scotland international's fortunes changed, and Phillips actually ended the season superbly, scoring three times in his last ten games and setting up eight in his last fourteen.

That record actually left the winger with the highest number of assists in the entire division from the moment Ramsey took charge at Loftus Road, two clear of his next nearest rival, someone he could well be lining up alongside next season, West Brom's Chris Brunt.

It is no surprise that with that kind of form, the Baggies are so keen on him, but equally, it illustrates just why the R's are eager to keep hold of him, or collect a significant fee if they were to sell.

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