Wright-Phillips keen on City stay

09 May 2010 11:44
Shaun Wright-Phillips has insisted that he wants to end his career with Manchester City despite rumours linking him with a summer exit from Eastlands.The midfielder, 28, has started just three league games in 2010 and is rumoured to be interesting Arsenal. [LNB]"I have never said I wanted to leave. I came back to finish my career at the club and that's what I would like to do," he told BBC Sport. [LNB]"If people think otherwise then there are bridges that can get crossed." [LNB]Wright-Phillips, who has two years remaining on his current deal, saw talks with City over a possible extension stall earlier this year.[LNB] Give your reaction to Wright-Phillips' comments He blamed the club for the failure to reach a deal and his father, former England striker Ian Wright, accused the City hierarchy of "mugging off" his son. [LNB]Wright-Phillips, who rejoined City from Chelsea in 2008, has seen his first-team chances reduced by the excellent form of January signing Adam Johnson. [LNB]Defeat by Tottenham on Wednesday ended City's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via a fourth-place finish, while Arsenal have ensured a 13th successive season amongst Europe's elite. [LNB]"After the game nobody talked too much, everyone kind of had their heads in towels," Wright-Phillips told BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek of City's midweek loss. [LNB]"But afterwards the boss came in and tried to pick us all up and we got to get on our feet and go again." [LNB]Despite his lack of club appearances, Wright-Phillips has made a good case for inclusion in England manager Fabio Capello's World Cup squad with two goals in their last three games.

Source: BBC_Sport