It’s not mission accomplished for Wright

IPSWICH TOWN: David Wright has confirmed that it is still not mission accomplished as far as his Blues career is concerned.

The defender played his part in Saturday’s 2-2 Championship draw at Newcastle and is hoping to be offered a new contract when his current one runs out at the end of June.

“There’s nothing to report as I haven‘t heard anything yet, so we’ll have to wait and see,” he said.

“I would love to stay as I love playing for this club.

“When I came here three-and-a-half years ago I said I wanted to achieve promotion and that’s still the case. This still has to be achieved.

“I was lucky enough to be part of promotion to the top flight when I was at Wigan.

“I’ve experienced it and it’s a great, great feeling.

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“That’s what this club and the fans deserve, and hopefully we’ll achieve it next year.

“That’s definitely the plan and I believe we’re building something here.”

And reflecting on a fully deserved share of the spoils against the champions, Wright went on: “Our shape was very good. We’d worked on it for a few days and knew exactly what to do.

“Connor Wickham, up front on his own, was outstanding and gave us a real good platform and made the ball stick.

“That’s exactly what you need when you’re playing five across the middle, so we could get forward and support him.

“Newcastle found it hard to break us down and it bodes well for next season.

“We don’t want this season to fizzle out.

“If we finish strong with a home win against Sheffield United on Saturday, it gives us a platform for next year.”

Commenting on Wickham, Wright added: “Connor is a great, great talent and if he keeps improving as he is at the moment then hopefully he’ll score lots of goals for us.

“But we have to remember he’s only just turned 17.

“We can’t be pinning all our hopes on him.

“I see him day in, day out and so I know what he’s capable of. It’s no surprise.”

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