Banner image

No Friendships On The Pitch - Wright

Bailey Wright says friendship will go out of the window on his first return to Deepdale tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Australian international left Preston North End for City in January and is now busy preparing to head back to his old stomping ground this evening. 

Wright spent eight enjoyable years as a professional at Deepdale but insists he is fully focused on City matters tonight. 

“I’m looking forward to it,” Wright told Bristol City Player HD ahead of his return. 

“It will be a bit strange going back there and being in the away dressing room. 

“I’ve got lots of people there I know well but once you go out on the pitch there are no friends. Our aim is to go there and win the game. 

“We were all frustrated after Saturday. We’d gone into the international break on such a high with the win over Huddersfield. 

“We were all disappointed with our performance on Saturday but the beauty of this league is that games come quick and fast, so we have an opportunity to put things right tonight.” 

He added: “I played there for years and enjoyed my time there so hopefully I’ll get a good reception, but we’ll see. 

“The expectations were for Preston to do better than last season. At the minute they are doing just that and although they are close to the play-offs, there’s no pressure on them to achieve it. 

“They have a good bunch of players and have a good setup there. I want them to do well – but not tonight!” 

 

Sponsored Content:

Related News

Johnson Seeks 'Bright and Energetic' City

Johnson Seeks 'Bright and Energetic' City

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Preview: Preston North End Away

Preview: Preston North End Away

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Win A VIP Box At The Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017

Win A VIP Box At The Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Flyers 2017/18 Season Cards Now On General Sale

Flyers 2017/18 Season Cards Now On General Sale

Posted: Monday, April 10th 2017

Latest News

MansionBet Match Preview: Exeter City (A)

MansionBet Match Preview: Exeter City (A)

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021

MansionBet Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

MansionBet Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021

Sign up to our new Esports course! 🎮

Sign up to our new Esports course! 🎮

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021

Watch City in action as pre-season continues

Watch City in action as pre-season continues

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Farewell to departing players
Rugby icon

Farewell to departing players

Bristol Bears Women can confirm the departure of seven players this summer.

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021 • Rugby

Sinckler set for second Springboks Test
Rugby icon

Sinckler set for second Springboks Test

Kyle Sinckler has retained his place in the British & Irish Lions squad for the second Test in Cape Town on Saturday.

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021 • Rugby

 Bristol Sport Appoints Ben Latty As Group Commercial Director
Football icon

Bristol Sport Appoints Ben Latty As Group Commercial Director

Bristol Sport is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Latty as Group Commercial Director.

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021 • Football

Gallery: pool recovery at The Downs School
Rugby icon

Gallery: pool recovery at The Downs School

Bristol Bears continued their pre-season campaign with a pool recovery session at The Downs School, Wraxall.

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021 • Rugby

Sinckler's Lions storm to first Test victory
Rugby icon

Sinckler's Lions storm to first Test victory

Luke Cowan-Dickie’s try and Dan Biggar’s boot helped The British & Irish Lions stage a stunning second-half comeback to beat the Springboks in the first Test.

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021 • Rugby