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New QPR signing Shaun Wright-Phillips to be handed free role by manager Neil Warnock

Deadline day signing Shaun Wright-Phillips is set to be given a free role at QPR under manager Neil Warnock.

The former Manchester City and Chelsea midfielder was one of a number of last-minute arrivals for Warnock’s side as they look to maintain there Premier League status.

Last season Warnock set his side out in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Adel Taarabt given the freedom of the pitch in a role he thrived in.

However, so far this season the Moroccan has been deployed on the left and he looks set to continue there, with Wright-Phillips taking up the free role

"I think Shaun can play all over midfield really, within the system, so he'll have a free role in the side," Warnock told

"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.

Wright-Phillips, 29, endured a tough second spell at Manchester City, struggling to feature after a host of big-money signings arrived, but Warnock is hoping the move back to London will work out.

He added: "I've told Shaun just to enjoy his football, he needs to be playing regularly and hopefully he will be."