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Wright: I Want The Shirt

25 August 2012

Saturday’s trip to the south coast witnessed Australian defender Bailey Wright return to the first time this season…

“I had a few chances, it is the most I have ever had in a game of football but it isn’t good enough because I didn’t score. It would have been nice to get a winner but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.

“At the end we had about three clear chances to win the game and we had one cleared off the line. We looked a real threat and we could have gone on and won the game easily this afternoon. 

Talking to PNE.Com after the game, Wright, who had a second half header cleared off the line said: “We showed again this afternoon that we can create a number of chances and the game was there for us to take.

Set with the task of marking wide man Marc Pugh, Wright frustrated the highly rated midfielder, which was noted by manager Graham Westley in his pre-match press conference.

The 20-year-old stepped in at right back against the Cherries in Devon, and was the only Preston North End player in the starting line-up which faced Bournemouth at the same venue on the final day of last season. 

Composed defender Bailey Wright made his first season of the season on Saturday against AFC Bournemouth and it looked like the Australian has never been away.

“Bournemouth is a very tough place to come, they are known to play the ball well down the middle so to come away from a place like this and to be disappointed only to get a draw but it is better than no points.

“Marc Pugh is a talented player, he is quick and has a few tricks up his sleeve but it is nice to test yourself against that calibre of players. 

“But you will get that against any team you play in this division so you have to be on your game all the time and ready for whatever faces you.

“All I want to do is wear the Preston North End shirt and do the best I can, I want to cement my place in a winning team but it is nice to make my first start of the season and be back on the pitch.”

North End’s popular number 26 is ready to see the team now push with a double header next on the agenda for PNE at Deepdale.

He concluded: “We wanted all three points from the off this afternoon and it was disappointing we didn’t get them but there a lot of positive things to take away from the game into Tuesday night.
“We want to really start kicking on now and getting those points on the board because we are here to win football matches.”

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