QPR boss Redknapp reveals Wright-Phillips loan rejections

Shaun Wright-Phillips has turned down the chance to leave Queens Park Rangers on loan, manager Harry Redknapp has revealed, with Redknapp pointing to the winger’s large contract as the reason, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Redknapp was asked about Wright-Phillips at a press conference after newspaper stories carrying quotes from the former Chelsea player, who complained about his lack of playing time this season. Wright-Phillips has featured only once in the campaign, playing the majority of the League Cup defeat against Burton Albion.

“I like Shaun, he’s a good lad, who comes in and trains well,” said Redknapp on Friday. “We offered him opportunities to go out on loan to Blackburn, Bolton and Charlton but he’s got a great contract here. I said to him that he needs to move on to play football. But it’s very difficult to get that sort of money elsewhere. You can’t blame the boy.”

The 33-year-old Wright-Phillips moved to Loftus Road in 2011 after ending his second spell at Manchester City, the club at which he began his senior career following a time with Nottingham Forest as a youngster.

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