Drey believes Colchester United are on the ‘Wright’ track for top seven

Drey Wright, in action against Exeter from earlier in the season. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Drey Wright, in action against Exeter from earlier in the season. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL - Credit: Richard Blaxall / Colchester Uni

Drey Wright is ready to keep the pressure on the top seven, by helping to mastermind an away success at Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.

Flying wing-back Wright, who has warmed to his new role despite being a natural out-and-out winger, believes that the U’s have enough in the tank to make the play-offs.

Fresh from a 2-0 home win over Mansfield Town in midweek, the U’s will be targeting back-to-back wins at Gresty Road.

“We want to keep the pressure on the top seven, and we always knew that we had two very winnable games after the (4-0) defeat to Portsmouth,” explained Wright.

“We’ve got one out of the way, beating Mansfield, and we will look to do it again at Crewe this weekend.


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“Our home form has been outstanding, which make a change after the last few years, when previously we have tended to be a better team away from home, by hitting teams on the counter-attack.

“I see that all our remaining away games are against teams in the lower half of the table, but we won’t be treating them any differently.

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“In fact, it can be awkward to play teams scrapping for points, and I recall teams didn’t like playing us with the position we were in a few times.

“We know that Crewe are a footballing side, so we will try and be better than them, and that’s the same if it ends up being a bit of a battle,” added Wright.”

With regards his new position in the team, since Richard Brindley’s absence with a calf injury, Wright said: “Playing as a wing-back has been a different role, and I’ve been trying to adapt to it. I’ve come off the subs’ bench and played in that position a few times, and have been watching others. It’s been quite difficult, but I’ve been learning as quickly as possible.

“I’ve maybe been holding back to be a bit more cautious, to keep us a bit more solid by not getting caught out, and I feel like I’ve done OK so far.

“Being a part of the more defensive side of things, I always feel I need to be more switched on and keep focused, which can be difficult being a natural winger.

“But it’s another position I feel I can get better in, and find a balance, like Brennan (Dicksenson) has found on the other side of the pitch.”

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