Wright fired up for Scunthorpe battle

DAVID Wright sees Saturday's Coca-Cola Championship game at Scunthorpe as a defining one in the Blues' season.

Elvin King

DAVID Wright sees Saturday's Coca-Cola Championship game at Scunthorpe as a defining one in the Blues' season.

Town have gone 10 games unbeaten but only escaped the bottom three at the weekend when they beat Blackpool 3-1 at Portman Road.

“It took a long while but we all knew we would move above the relegation places,” said Wright, who is forming a secure back line with Liam Rosenior, Gareth McAuley and Damien Delaney that has conceded just two goals in the last five games.

“That was our short term goal, and we've achieved that now and it is a good psychological boost.

“We must now to look to push on over the Christmas period.

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“With the league so tight, back-to-back wins can make a big difference and now is the time for us to stop talking about it and start doing.

“We know Scunthorpe will be tough but it's a game we are desperate to win.”

Along with all his team mates, Wright turned in a passionate spirited display against the Tangerines and the Blues fully deserved to win by more than one goal for the first time this term.

With manager Roy Keane's opening months proving a big disappointment he is naturally under pressure to move the Blues further up the table, and to keep the current momentum going.

If his players were to take their foot of the gas now his long term future at Portman Road would soon come under considerable threat.

But there is no sign of that happening with Wright adding: “We are now looking more solid all over the team.

“At the back we all know what each other are doing and full marks to Arran Lee-Barrett for coming in and playing so well in goal.

“To keep your shirt you have got to keep playing well.

“The manager is not averse to changing the side if you are not performing well, and this keeps us all on our toes.

“Plus, all those outside the team know they will always have a have chance to get back in.”

Wright praised the input made by Ian McParland after the former Notts County manager arrived as coach last month.

“He slotted in straight away and it felt like normal,” said Wright.

“This is a credit to him, and he is proving a good addition to the staff.”

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