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Wright enjoys formation

19 November 2017

Defender Joe Wright says that the current Rovers formation helps him add an extra dimension to his game following the 0-0 draw with Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One.

Wright accompanied Andy Butler and Mathieu Baudry in a back three and the Welshman says that having a player like Butler alongside him helps develop as a player.

“Myself, Butler and Baudry are building up a strong relationship up at the back, the wing-backs help us out too and it is a formation that is helping to get the best out of us going forward,” said Wright.
“Having someone like Butler in your ear helps, it helps the whole team actually and that can only be a good thing, Jordan Houghton and Rodney Kongolo provide that extra cover as well.
“This formation allows you to add an extra dimension to your game, it allows you to do some 1v1 defending which is good sometimes and it is really helping me develop as a player.”
Darren Ferguson’s side became the first team to stop Fleetwood scoring at home in Sky Bet League One this season and Wright says that Rovers were unlucky not to pick up all three points.
“I think we had the best chances in the game and I think they only created chances through some of our mistakes really but overall we cancelled them out,” he said.
“John Marquis never stopped chasing their back line down, he ran himself into the ground and you could see at the end of the game that he was tired to be fair to him.
“Their keeper has pulled off two fantastic saves in the second half both to deny John, he was unlucky not to score today and on another day he probably scores both of those chances.”

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