Wright ready for Foxes hunt
JERMAINE Wright cannot wait to get on the pitch against Leicester City tomorrow."We have had to wait a long while to get the home defeat by Charlton out of our system," said the 25-year-old.
JERMAINE Wright cannot wait to get on the pitch against Leicester City tomorrow.
"We have had to wait a long while to get the home defeat by Charlton out of our system," said the 25-year-old.
"It would have been nice to have played another match within a few days of that loss. The Leicester match has been a long time coming because of the fortnight's break caused by the World Cup qualifiers.
"We clicked perfectly and reached a very high standard against Derby County and perhaps there was only one way we could have gone, but we were not happy with the way the Charlton game went and we aim to put that right at Filbert Street."
Wright, who has played more in the middle of the park this term rather than on the right flank, feels the time is right to take on Leicester.
"They have had a poor start to the season and their fans could well get on their backs if we get an early goal," added Wright,
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"This will be our aim in what is a pressure game for Leicester manager Peter Taylor, but it is also a big game for us, as we want to start picking up points and prove that last season's fifth place was not a flash in the pan.
"We would like to have gained more points by now and we have paid the penalty for letting in sloppy goals.
"This season we have a stronger squad and the manager has made some impressive signings. Football is a huge business now and just 12 months ago it would not have seemed feasible that this club would spend the money they have over the last few months.
"Other clubs have spent as well and we cannot afford to stand still. We have worked very hard in training since the Charlton match and with new players coming into the squad there were communication improvements that had to be made."
Wright says that he prefers playing in the centre of midfield, but he has yet to make the same presence as Jim Magilton does in that position.
"I am not very happy with my first three games but the hard work we have done in training over the last fortnight has boosted everybody's confidence.
"It is perhaps a compliment that Charlton came and set out their stall to gain a point. They were in no rush and played in a similar vein to Liverpool last season.
"Premiership sides have respect for us now and appreciate that a point at Portman Road is a good return. We will have to contend with many defensively-minded teams at home this season."
Wright is looking forward to meeting up with former Town striker James Scowcroft, who signed for the Foxes during the summer.
"It is a shame for the fans that two locally-raised players have moved on during the summer in James and Richard Wright. It will be good to see James again and we will have to keep an eye on him."