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Wright learning from pair

18 April 2017

Joe Wright has learnt a lot from fellow defenders Mathieu Baudry and Andy Butler in his first season with the club.

Wright stepped in for Butler in the loss to Blackpool and pinpointed the tips he has taken from the pair as vital for his future development.

“I’ve tried to take things from both of them as they’re very different players, I’d like to blend what I’ve learnt from both as I believe that would improve me as a defender,” he said.

“I was pleased with my personal performance, it has been a tough season for me with Andy and Frenchy forging such a strong partnership so I’ve had to be patient.

“I’m confident playing with either a back three or four, I’ve done both in the early stages of my career so I’d like to think the gaffer is comfortable with putting me in.”

It was a tale of two penalties at the Keepmoat Stadium as Blackpool missed their first but scored their second to condemn Rovers to just their second home defeat of the season – and Wright believed they were unfortunate not to take something from the game.

“Once we went down to 10 men the game changed completely, we had to sit off them and defend as a team but even then I thought we were unlucky as they didn’t really cause us any problems,” he added.

“Every game is tough, we treat them all the same in the sense that we want to win it. It doesn’t make a difference as a professional, you’re determined to win no matter what. 

“We’re in a great position and we’d have taken this if we’d been offered it at the start of the year, it’s all in our hands and that’s the way we want it.”

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