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Posted Friday, April 6th 2018

Nice to have that Aussie connection – Wright

Bailey Wright is relishing the opportunity of coming up against two Australian teammates when City travel to Millwall on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The City skipper is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with fellow countrymen Tim Cahill and James Meredith at the New Den, but insists friendships will be put to one side until the full time whistle.

The Lions are locked level on points with Lee Johnson’s side and currently boast a 14-game unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship, a record that has coincided with Cahill’s arrival in South London.

“He (Cahill) is an ultimate professional and it’s a fairytale for him to go back to Millwall where he kick-started his career in England,” Wright told BCTV.

“He’s maybe not played as much as he’d have liked, he always likes to be on that pitch but whether he’s playing or not, he gives a big contribution.

“This weekend we will be rivals but after the game we can be mates again.”

“All us Aussies get along well,” Wright joked. “James Meredith is also at Millwall, both of whom I recently went away with on international duty and we had some good chats.

“They are both enjoying their football and doing well and it’s nice to have that Aussie connection, but when we cross that white line we are strictly professional.

“We are ultimately there to win a game for our clubs and afterwards, we will hopefully come out victorious, and we can have a catch up.”

CAN THE LIONS BE TAMED?

Millwall currently possess the third best form in the division – behind Cardiff City and Fulham - with their last league defeat coming on New Year’s Day. However, the challenge awaiting the Robins is one Wright is savouring.

“It will be good game,” the 25-year-old continued. “It (the New Den) is a tough place to go and it’s incredible we’re taking around 2,000 supporters there.

“Millwall are having a good season themselves and this is what it’s all about. We’re approaching the business end of the season and everyone wants to secure a play-off spot.

“We love games like this and we’re looking forward to it.”

The match is pay on the day for travelling supporters.

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