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Wright Ready To Step In

8 November 2012

Bailey Wright talks to the Club’s official website ahead of this weekend’s game at Stevenage.

“That is the beauty of Saturday/Tuesday games, you have the opportunity to put performances right quickly. Hopefully we will get back to winning ways on Saturday and all of the lads are keen to do that.”

“Graham Cummins scored a great goal on Tuesday night and he thoroughly deserved his goal, we were not at the level that we wanted to be at but we have got Saturday’s game to put that right.

“Lee Holmes has just returned to action like myself, we have got a few to come back from injury which is nice but it shows we have got a good squad because we can rotate it.

“They can’t just play in those positions, they can do a very good job, it is never nice to have players out injured or suspended, we have had John Mousinho and David Buchanan out injured for a while plus Lee Trundle.

“There are a lot of teams in League One with the same size squad as ourselves, we have got a good squad and we have got players who can play in many positions which is a massive added bonus.

He concluded: “You want three points from every game in the league it doesn’t matter who it is, you go in to always get the three points.  We will treat it like a normal game and we are preparing correctly.

Praising the quality of the Preston squad, Wright went on to say even though the games are coming thick and fast, that is exactly how the players want it to be.

Manager Graham Westley has been forced into changing his 18 man squad in recent weeks through suspension and injury, but it hasn’t fazed the Lilywhites as they look to make it five games unbeaten at Stevenage.

“We never looked like we were going to concede, it is a tough place to go and they have shown that with their record and they are not near the top of the league for no reason.”

“I played against Stevenage last season at their place and we were unlucky not to take all three points because we were the better team on the day and we conceded late on.

“A few of the lads were at Stevenage for a few years so I am sure they will want to do well and show them why they have come to Preston so we are all going to do our best to make sure we get the result.

“You look forward to every game; there is a bit of added spice to the game because of the gaffer, the management staff and a few of the players because it is there old club.

“I suffered ligament damage to my ankle so I have been out for just over two weeks but I have been working with Matt Jackson in the physio room and in the gym to make sure I come back fit. The ankle felt really good on Tuesday so it is good to be back on the pitch.

“It is good to be back; it is never nice when you are out injured so it is nice to be back out on the training ground and involved. It was a positive to get 45 minutes under my belt against Carlisle United and hopefully I can be involved on Saturday,” said the Aussie.

With Paul Huntington and Shane-Cansdell-Sherriff missing on Saturday for the trip to Hertfordshire, Wright could find himself back in the heart of the North End backline and is relishing the opportunity.

North End’s number 26 was out for just over two weeks after sustaining an ankle injury against Sheffield United last month, but returned to first team duty on Tuesday night in the 1-1 draw at home to Carlisle United.


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