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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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Wright-Phillips: Warnock to give ex-Man City man a free role with the Loftus Road side

Wright-Phillips: Warnock to give ex-Man City man a free role with the Loftus Road side

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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.

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"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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