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Bailey Wright: ‘Defence Is Unified’

5 March 2016

Defender Bailey Wright claimed a united defence saw North End to their 15th league clean sheet of the season against Brighton this afternoon.

Wright was part of a stalwart defence that limited the Seagull strikers to scraps throughout the game, whilst at the other end, Calum Woods came closest to scoring with a bullet volley that cracked the cross bar.

But in the end, the game finished honours even, and Wright credited his comrades following a disciplined performance.

“We had a game plan to be hard to beat and to limit them and we did that today,” told Wright to PNE PlayerHD 

“They’re a good side and they’ve scored a few goals and beaten a few good teams this year but we’re a defensive unit and this just means our confidence grows and grows. 

"There’s that natural motivation when you’re up against the better sides that you have to up your game otherwise you get found out – we had a good shape and discipline.

"Whoever plays in whatever position, there are battles for those starting places – today we did our job and 'Kirky' [Chris Kirkland] did his.

“We knew we’d get times where we’d get the ball and makes things happen – Calum [Woods] obviously had that chance and I thought it was in but they managed to get a tip on it, and it turned out to be a really good save.

For more reaction from the Australian as well as Simon Grayson’s views on the game, head to PNE PlayerHD here.

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