The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Chris Dunlavy

QPR NEW­BOY Matt Phillips says he can’t wait to show off his skills to the Lof­tus Road faith­ful.

The 22-year-old winger, who burst onto the scene with a string of scin­til­lat­ing dis­plays for Black­pool in the Pre­mier League, joined the Hoops on Fri­day for a fee of around £5m.

It ends a three-year stay with the Seasiders, but Phillips – cur­rently out with a bro­ken arm – says the chance to work with Harry Red­knapp was ir­re­sistible.

“I had a great time up in Black­pool and I’m very thank­ful to them for giv­ing me the op­por­tu­nity,” he said. “But I just felt it was time for a change and QPR is a great club.

“And to play un­der peo­ple like Harry and Steve McClaren – ev­ery­one knows what they’ve done be­fore so it’s very ex­cit­ing.

“The only frus­tra­tion is that I can’t get go­ing straight away. But I’m back run­ning now and I can do ev­ery­thing apart from con­tact. Hope­fully it should only be a cou­ple of weeks now. I can’t wait.

“I’m a quick lad, I like to beat a man. I like to get crosses and shots in. And I’ll work hard. I go out ev­ery Tues­day and Satur­day to give my all and I’m look­ing for­ward to show­ing the fans at QPR what I’m all about.”

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