Nedum Onuoha hopes that his teammate Shaun Wright Phillips gets back in form and makes a difference for Queens Park Rangers in the upcoming season.

Over the last couple of seasons, Phillips has been given only 18 starting opportunities at QPR and that’s because he has not been playing up to that level. Since last Christmas, he’s made just a couple of appearances.

Phillips is approaching 33 now and many people believe that it’s close to impossible for him to regain his lost spark at this stage of his career, but, Onuoha still has got the belief in the English winger.

Speaking to the press yesterday, Onuoha said, “The previous season, Shaun was provided very little playing time. That was a bit strange for me to be honest. I have seen him putting up grand performances for many clubs over the years. He was one of the players that I used to look up to when I was a teenager.
Hopefully, he gets to play more matches this summer and creates impact.”

“He is looking very good in training. It seems he has put in a lot of work on his game in the off season. If he plays, it would be fantastic for us. We need somebody as experienced as him in the line up regularly.”

A few days ago, Phillips’ father Ian Wright had said that the winger had lost self confidence after being made to sit on the bench continuously last season.

When asked about that, Onouha said, “Look, every player starts doubting himself a little bit when he loses form. But, the important thing is how he gets out of that phase. Shaun has got through it by working hard and he is ready to win matches for QPR again.”