Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Wright-Phillips targets England call

Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has admitted that he had not given up hope of playing for England once again.

The 29-year old moved to Loftus Road in the summer from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee, after two spells at Eastlands, stretching back 12 years. He left the club in 2005 to join Chelsea for a fee of £21 million, but the move didn't work out to plan and he returned to City in 2008.

After failing to break into Roberto Mancini's side at the start of this season, the London-born winger felt it was the right time to move away from the club once again and he returned to his home city with Neil Warnock's QPR. People looking at the betting odds will know he has started well.

Wright-Phillips has made 36 appearances for the national side, and was selected for manager Fabio Capello's 23-man squad that went to the World Cup in South Africa last year.  However, since then, he has not been a part of the Italians plans, mainly due to not playing regular first-team football. In fact, when the national team have been playing lately he will have had time to watch a Man United Bowling Video.

The winger one was one of several players to add to the newly promoted Premier League side over the summer, along with Joey Barton, DJ Campbell and Luke Young.

Man United bowling

The England manager was on hand to watch Wright-Phillips in his side's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday, and he could not be set for a return to the national side in their upcoming Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on October 7.

The Three Lions are unbeaten so far in their Group G qualifying group and need just a point against Montenegro to secure a place at next year's finals in Poland and Ukraine.