After being frozen out of the first team by Harry Redknapp, the former Chelsea and Manchester City winger, Shaun Wright Phillips, returned back to the pitch in the 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Redknapp was the manager who brought Wright Phillips to Loftus Road, but it is understood that they fell out with each other.

Wright Phillips did not feature in any of the matches until now. After a very poor first half to the season, Redknapp resigned from his role citing medical issues. After going 11 matches without an away point, QPR finally secured the first three points on the road with a win over Sunderland.

Wright Phillips made his contribution by playing for 38 minutes after coming on as a substitute. A Premier League winner with Chelsea, the 33-year-old has stated that it feels very good to be back on the pitch. Only a few weeks ago, he was linked with a loan move to Brighton and Hove Albion. Now, the former England international will be hoping to establish himself as part of Chris Ramsey’s plans. Ramsey has been appointed as the caretaker manager until the end of the season. The win lifted QPR out of the bottom three but only on goal difference.

“It was definitely worth the wait.It was a massive team performance, and it was for the fans, especially those that have been to every away game and seen us lose week after week.I thought the boys were outstanding. Each and every one of us put our bodies on the line and delivered the gameplan.It was amazing to get some game time. I was a bit anxious in the first five minutes, but once I got into the game I felt good out there,” said Wright Phillips. The former England star featured in only 12 matches over the last two seasons.

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