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A 'Wright' Solid Performance

1 August 2012

PNE.Com speak to Aussie defender Bailey Wright following North End's 4-1 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Australian defender Bailey Wright told PNE.Com despite the 4-1 win over AFC Wimbledon, the defence where not happy.

The Lilywhites put in another solid performance to round off a good week for Graham Westley's side, but the goal North End conceded midway through the first half against the Dons is something Wright doesn't want to see happen.

"We have still got a lot of things to work on but I am sure as most people can see from Saturday and today that things are starting to come together at set pieces and little things like that," said North End's No.26. 

"We are working hard on the training ground and everything is starting to come together but it was a good performance and a great result. It is a performance to push on from. 

"We conceded one goal and everybody in the defence will tell you that they are not happy with that but we are still getting to know each other.

"Every game we are getting better and all the lads are starting to feel more comfortable as we are getting to know each other's games.

"It would have been nice to get a clean sheet but overall I thought we did very well tonight and deserved to get the win."

It wasn't just minutes on the pitch which was an added bonus for North End, with the players experiencing travelling away together for the first time as a squad.

Wright, one of the longest serving members now in the squad, admits it can only be a positive to experience travelling as a team before the serious business begins in August.

"This is our first real away trip together as a team, we travelled down today and it gives us the chance to prepare and it is slightly different from home games with hotels and travelling. Everybody has dealt with it well and put in a good solid performance. 

"The score could have easily been more than it was, we had a lot of chances, four goals is still a good record to get away but we always want to score more. 

"It is good experience, you have to adapt to play in different kinds of stadiums and more importantly pick up wins because that is why we are here, to go and win football matches. 

"All the players have worked hard to get their fitness levels up so we are prepared for the first game of the season and everybody was running just as hard right at the end the game as they were at the start."

Remember to tune into PNE Player this weekend as their will be live commentary from North End's home tie against Championship outfit Leeds United.

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