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James Crawley


Posted Sunday, February 17th 2019

'We gave it everything' - Wright

Bailey Wright is proud of his side's effort in the Emirates FA Cup and will now look to improve for their Sky Bet Championship push.

Ivan Cavaleiro’s first-half goal was enough for the Wanderers, who held on against an attack-minded second-half display from City.

They stood firm against waves of attacks from the hosts, notably Matty Taylor’s saved header saved, Kasey Palmer’s curling free kick and Frank Fielding almost forcing the latest of equalisers.

The result brings an end to City’s FA Cup journey in the Fifth Round, but the club captain says he and his teammates will assess what they could do differently, ahead of the trip to face Norwich City on Saturday.

“We gave it a right go, certainly in the second half we gave it everything,” Wright said.

“You could see we wanted to get something out of the game, take it to extra-time, or win the game but they (Wolves) will feel they have really earned that win and worked hard for it.

“We’ll be disappointed we didn’t perform for the whole 90 minutes, instead of saving it for the second half but there are plenty of positives to take from that against top quality opposition and something to be proud of.

“There are moments or decisions where as critics we will look at things and see where we could be better. That’s football in general.

“We had the chances that could have got us back into the game but credit to Wolves, they put bodies on the line and defended when they had to. That’s why they are a Premier League team which shows and we want to have a taste of that ourselves.”

The defender says City will now “dust ourselves off, recover and we focus on the league now.”

It’s a trip to Carrow Road against the Championship leader for the Robins next weekend, as they look to close the gap at the top half of the table.

“These are the games we want,” Wright continued. “We’re both having good seasons, we’re in good form and they’re a tough team. Both will be high in confidence and it will be a good game and one to enjoy.

“The support has been brilliant this season and our form has been good but I don’t care about what we’ve done, it’s about where we are, what we do with each game. We will keep building, get stronger and see where that takes us. There’s still a lot of football to be played and we’re looking forward to this final run-in now.”

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