Wright looks on the bright side of life

DESPITE conceding four goals in two games and failing to win a league game at Portman Road so far this season, Richard Wright is looking on the bright side.

Derek Davis

DESPITE conceding four goals in two games and failing to win a league game at Portman Road so far this season, Richard Wright is looking on the bright side.

The experienced veteran who won promotion with the Blues in 2000 accepts the losses are disappointing but insists things will get better.

Wright said: “We are only three games into the season so we need to be more I believe we have enough in that dressing room to move forward.

“We are in it together and we have a big game coming up against Colchester so we need to focus on that one and make sure we get the right result.

“It is the Carling cup and a chance for us to put this right.”

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While the players were made aware in no uncertain terms what manager Jim Magilton thought of the performance, Wright accepted it was not good enough.

He said: “It is not just the manager who is disappointed. The whole squad are, especially with our first half performance.

“We let them dictate and we did not perform well enough. There is not one person in that dressing room who felt we did.”

Wright admitted he might have done better with the second goal which was knocked in by Dave Edwards after he had fumbled a matt Jarvis shot, although he also made other good stops to prevent a bigger hiding.

He said: “It came through a crowd of players I might have done better but there is nothing I can do about it now, it is done, we move on.

“If I have to make saves and can do well then great it is good to play my part.

“It is disappointing that I have had so many saves to make because we have not defended well at certain aspects.

“But if you look on the positive side we went away last week and scored three goals as well.”

Just why he was forced to be so busy was a difficult thing to pin down.

Wright said: “We seemed to take 45 minutes to get going and while we were working as hard as we could but we could not deal with the pressure as they just kept coming and coming.

“If we had got to half time without conceding it might have been a different story.

“When we came back out we played well for 20 minutes but unfortunately they got a second goal and we could not come back from that.”

As poor as Town were Wright conceded they were beaten by a far better side that will be pushing for promotion come next May.

He said: “Wolves are a good team, as we are, and maybe the players and fans thought we could just turn up but we need to get a work ethic and work harder and I believe we can do that.

“They came with game plan to stop us playing and it worked so we have to give them credit.

“We are a great footballing team and teams are going to come here and do that. We need to impose ourselves and find that mix of being steely and playing the football we believe in.”

Although Wright is looking to put things right it could be he has to watch from the bench against Colchester United tomorrow with Shane Supple likely to start in the League Cup tie.