Wright-Phillips will relinquish his Man City position in the summer

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has come in for a lot of criticism following his midweek performance in Greece against Aris Thessalonika, and it seems the winger has accepted his Manchester City career is coming to the end.

Roberto Mancini blocked a potential loan move in the January transfer window after losing Adam Johnson, but Wright-Phillips looks destined to leave Eastlands in the summer with Fulham, Bolton and Queens Park Rangers interested in the diminutive winger.

But while Wright-Phillips is resigned to leaving, the 29-year-old has stated his desire to help turn Man City into a Champions League team.

Following their defeat to Manchester United last weekend Man City are now 28/1 to win the Premier League and with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur hot on the tails of Manchester City, it’s going to be an intriguing battle for the third and fourth Champions League spot.

Only four points separate Chelsea in fifth and Man City in third, and both Chelsea and Spurs have played one game less than Roberto Mancini’s side.

With Chelsea’s Premier League odds of 12/1, the betting still suggests that third spot will go to the Blues leaving Spurs and Man City to battle it out for fourth.

Spurs are as big as 50/1 to win the Premier League and the confidence is still behind Man City finishing in the top four, and with Spurs having to travel to Eastlands, Man City are still in the ascendency.

Mancini’s men face an FA Cup replay with Notts County on Saturday, and with Wright-Phillips likely to feature, the 7/1 for him to score the first goal looks tempting for a winger with a point to prove.

At 1/5 to win at Eastlands, Man City are the overwhelming favourites to progress.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.