Injured Wright going round the bend

DAVID Wright admits missing out on playing is 'driving him round the bend'.Wright has been struggling with a hamstring strain since limping out of the goalless draw with Watford a fortnight ago and did not even travel to Sheffield United today.

Derek Davis

Injured Wright going round the bend

By Derek Davis

DAVID Wright admits missing out on playing is 'driving him round the bend'.


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Wright has been struggling with a hamstring strain since limping out of the goalless draw with Watford a fortnight ago and did not even travel to Sheffield United today.

The full back joins skipper Gareth McAuley and Giovani dos Santos as injury casualties ahead of this afternoon's game against promotion chasing Sheffield United.

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Luciano Civelli is out until at least Christmas after knee ligament damage, while Jon Walters is still missing with ruptured ankle ligaments.

Wright said; “It is driving me round the bend I just want to play. I'm not the best of the treatment table. I get very frustrated and I'm not very patient at all.”

Wright has been one of Town's, most consistent performers this season playing at both left back and right back but denies the heavy work load is the cause of so many injuries at the moment.

He said: “It is just bad luck and in Luca's case really bad luck. It won't be just us in this situation.”

The former Wigan and Crewe defender is hoping to be back for the Easter weekend games against Doncaster Rovers and Bristol City, games he is relishing.

He said: “Our run in looks difficult, especially the three away games but that actually suits us.

“We have done better against the so-called better teams in this league. It seems to be the team down at the bottom and struggling where we have not done as well. We have not dominated the way we should do.”

“We have to look at picking up as many points as possible from these last six game sand maybe with a bit of lady Luck as well we can sneak in there.

“The last thing we want to do is let this season fizzle out.”

Tommy Miller has recovered from a dead leg and should start, while Tommy Smith is making good progress from his broken ankle and has started training again.

Jordan Rhodes is out for ten week after surgery of a fractured metatarsal but is scheduled to be back for pre-season training.

Sheffield United: Kenny, Haber, Naysmith, Halford, Bromby, Morgan, Killgallon, Howard, Cotterill, S Quinn, Montgomery, Webber, Lupoli, Ward, O'Toole, Beattie, Henderson, Naughton

Ipswich Town: R Wright, Bialkowski, Volz, Bruce, Peters, Balkestein, Campo, Shumulikoski, Haynes, Miller, A Quinn, Garvan, Norris, Lisbie, Counago, Stead, Bowditch.

Referee: Nigel Miller (Durham)

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