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SWP expects improvement

QPR winger says there is more to come from him and the team

Last Updated: 14/09/11 3:15pm

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Wright-Phillips: Impressed on his QPR debut against Newcastle on Monday

Wright-Phillips: Impressed on his QPR debut against Newcastle on Monday

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has vowed to follow up his impressive Queens Park Rangers debut and insists the team will get better over time.

The winger made his debut in the goalless draw with Newcastle on Monday evening, but won rave reviews for his performance.

The 29-year-old moved to Loftus Road from Manchester City on transfer deadline day after a frustrating three-year spell at the Etihad Stadium.

He made just 48 Premier League starts for City during that period, but managed to score nine goals.

There were a number of players making their Rangers debut against the Toon, including Joey Barton, Anton Ferdinand and Luke Young.

Neil Warnock's side have won one, drawn one and lost two on their return to the top flight, but Wright-Phillips is happy with the start he and the team have made.


He told the club's official website: "It was nice to be back out there and playing again in the Premier League.

"With the team playing the way they did and helping me settle in very quickly, that made it pretty easy.

"It's the first game that we've all played together. I think we've done superb and I also thought the team defended really well.

"I feel I'm a bit off the pace at the moment. I need a few more games under my belt to get my match fitness and sharpness back.

"As long as we keep playing like that and the better we get to know each other, then the better we're going to do.

"I think if we keep creating chances like that then we can get a few goals in the next few games.

"I think we've just got to take it one step at a time and win as many games as possible.

"We need to just concentrate on staying up this year, which I think we're more than capable of doing."

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