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Wright-Phillips could play key City role
Published : 07 Feb 2011 11:00:04Rss feed
Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has been offered the chance to step into the role vacated by the injured Adam Johnson, according to coach David Platt.Only a week ago, former City academy player Wright-Phillips - who returned to Eastlands in 2008 after a spell with Chelsea - seemed be on on his way out of Eastlands but nothing materialised.However, with England star Johnson out for around three months with an ankle injury, the prospect of 29-year-old Wright-Phillips being involved regularly have improved.Platt said: "What we had prior to January was a squad, when all fit, of 24 or 25 players and Shauny found himself out of it a few times."It did not work out for him in terms of moving away but he is a consummate pro. He has trained exceptionally well as he has done all season. He gives you a lot of pace and attacking ability."We are not stupid enough not to realise he might be important to us between now and the end of the season."
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