SWP handed free role

Ex-Man City man to be given licence to roam

Last Updated: 06/09/11 1:22pm

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Queens Park Rangers' newest signing Shaun Wright-Phillips is to be handed a free role under manager Neil Warnock.

The former Manchester City and Chelsea midfielder linked up with the newly-promoted side in a deadline day transfer.

Warnock favours a 4-2-3-1 formation and Adel Taarabt was given freedom of the pitch last season in their promotion campaign.

However, with Wright-Philips on board and Taarabt impressing out wide left against Wigan last time out, Warnock wants the England international to provide the creativity through the middle.


"I think Shaun can play all over midfield really, within the system, so he'll have a free role in the side," Warnock told London24.com.

"He can play on the right, the left, a little bit like Tommy Smith does, and also in the hole behind the striker.

"Adel Taarabt as well; he played on the left against Wigan and I thought he did well. It gives us options, which is crucial.

"I've told Shaun just to enjoy his football, he needs to be playing regularly and hopefully he will be."

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