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Matty Phillips - the story so far

6 July 2016

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Born: March 13, 1991

Birthplace: Aylesbury

Joins Wycombe Wanderers at the age of eight after being spotted in a five-a-side tournament. Progresses through their junior ranks and makes his first team debut one month after his 17th birthday. A week later, he is voted man of the match on his full debut in a 2-1 win over Bradford City.

Stars in Wycombe's promotion from League Two in 2009 and is named Young Player of the Year before, a year later signing for Blackpool on August 31 for £350,000 deal, rising to £700,000.
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In July 2010 Phillips plays for England at the European Under-19 Championship finals and a year later at the Under-20 World Cup. But alerted to his Scottish grandparents, Scotland manager Craig Levein steps in and persuades the player to don the tartan. He makes his senior debut in May 2012.

In his club career, Phillips scored within seconds of coming on for his first team and Premier League debut for Blackpool and then made his full-debut against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Despite a 3-2 defeat, Ian Holloway, Blackpool manager at the time, talks of the player being “un-markable” 

His time at Blackpool includes a successful loan at Sheffield United during which he scors six goals in as many appearances and as he continues to progress despite Blackpool’s relegation, it isn’t long before Premier League clubs again come calling. 

On 23 August 2013, Phillips signed for Queens Park Rangers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee reported to be £5 million.

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