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Bailey Wright Looking For Winning Run

30 January 2014

Bailey Wright is hoping Preston North End can get back on the winning trail when Notts County visit Deepdale on Saturday.

In a season which has produced so many positives, the Lilywhites’ current league run of two draws and one defeat is seen by some as a dip in form.

But Bailey and his teammates are hoping for a return to three points on the board, come 5pm on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to PNE.Com, Wright said: “We will be looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

“We had a tough game against Bradford on Tuesday night which we feel we could have taken full points in, but we will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday at home.

“We want to be winning the games, but we have been unlucky, we will be fine.

“Some people call it a blip; it’s a tough time of the year.

“There are a lot of games and they come thick and fast and we will just take every game as it comes and hopefully get the three points starting on Saturday.

“It would be ideal to get on a little bit of a run, it is an important time of the year pushing on towards the end of the season and we want to get to where we want to get to.

“It is important that we do well over the next few weeks and for the rest of the season, but in a busy period, it is always important to make sure you do well because teams can catch you or they can get away quickly.”

Saturday sees recently appointed Magpies boss Shaun Derry bring his team to Lancashire and the hosts will face a different animal from the one they defeated at Meadow Lane back in October, with Derry’s appointment coinciding with an improvement in form for County.

And PNE’s No.6 expects nothing other than a tough game at the weekend.

Wright continued: “Notts County have not done so well this year, but they have improved recently in the last few weeks.

“They will be a tough team and it will be a tough game, it doesn’t matter where you are in the league, it is always going to be a tough game.

“We know that and we have to prepare as best as possible.

“Anyone can beat anyone on their day and that has shown throughout the whole league.

“There are some good teams that have struggled with certain results, so it will be tough for us.

“Things can change quickly in football, everybody knows that.

“You can go from losing a few games on the trot, to getting a little bit of a winning run and people start to notice that.

“They will be tough for us and anyone in the league can be a tough game for you.”

Reports from Tuesday’s night’s goalless draw with Bradford City suggest that Australia manager Ange Postecoglou was in attendance to run the rule over Wright and teammate Neil Kilkenny.

And Wright had mixed emotions as he reflected on the game.

“I was fairly happy with my game, whatever happens, happens,” said the central defender.

“I am just happy that Australia have come and watched.

“It has filled me with a bit of confidence knowing that they know how you are doing and they are coming to watch, so if something happens from it then that would be brilliant, if not, I’ll just keep plugging away and doing what I have been doing.

“It is a good confidence booster for me and Neil Kilkenny, obviously he is a bit disappointed with his sending off, he would have loved to have played the full game, but I am sure they will be checking reports and maybe even come to another game and see what we are both about.

“Killa has been involved and is a very good player and he still gets confidence from them coming to watch and he wants to get back involved and obviously I want to get involved for the first time.”

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