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A midst roster cuts by Queens Park Rangers in the aftermath of their relegation, Rio Ferdinand and Shaun Wright-Phillips have found themselves in the unemployment line.
The London Evening Standard reported that 10 of the 13 players on the squad whose contracts were up would not be offered new deals by the now-relegated QPR club.
Among the cuts are team captain Joey Barton, former Man United star Rio Ferdinand, former Chelsea star Shaun Wright-Phillips, along with Bobby Zamora, Richard Dunne and Brian Murphy.
Just three players with expiring contracts are going to receive new deals. Karl Henry will get an option year in his deal signed while, defender Clint Hill and midfielder Alejandro Faurlin will reportedly receive new deals with QPR as they move down the ranks.
Wright-Phillips played his first twelve professional seasons in stints with Chelsea and Man City, winning the FA Cup with both clubs and the Premier League Championship in 2005-06. He signed a three-year contract with QPR back in 2011 and scored just one goal during his time with the club.
A 20-year veteran of football with clubs around the world, Ferdinand played the majority of his career with Manchester United, appearing in 312 matches with the club from 2002 to 2014. Ferdinand won six Premier League titles with Man U and was named PFA Team of the Year on six different occasions.