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Wright wants more improvement

9 March 2018

Joe Wright is looking forward to continuing his development as he plays more games under manager Darren Ferguson

Wright has been a constant figure in the first team this season, and he credits his defensive partner Andy Butler for helping him progress this campaign.

“I’ve really enjoyed being a mainstay in the team, and I’ve especially enjoyed playing alongside Andy Butler, he’s someone I’ve learned a lot from this year and it’s just been unfortunate the amount of injuries we’ve had so far,” he said.

“Andy is someone that talks a lot and he’s always in your ear which is a good thing, and he makes it very enjoyable. We’re very serious when we’re playing but we do have a good laugh too.

“I’ve played a lot more games this season, the gaffer said to me at the start of the season about making the step up and to take more responsibility and I think I’ve done that quite well.”

Wright’s contract extension comes off the back of some strong performances in League One this season, and the defender is pleased that his motivation to get back in the side has paid off.

“We all have a good relationship with the gaffer, he’s a person that you can approach, I did that quite a bit last season and he was very good with me, he just told me to knuckle down and I’d get my chance and that was all down to me to make sure that happened,” he added.

“The manager has put a lot of trust in me, as well as a lot of other young players, and he’s shown that he’s willing to put players into the side if they’re good enough so that’s been very good for me and my development.

“The gaffer has shown a lot of faith in me this season and he’s rewarded me with this extra year, so I can only thank him for that, I’m delighted to extend my stay, but I’m focused on the rest of this year and hopefully we can pick up more wins.”

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