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James Crawley


Posted Sunday, May 5th 2019

‘We want to come back even stronger – Wright

Bailey Wright says the squad will look to improve even further and will aim to go one better in 2019/20.

City secured their highest league finish since 2008 and rounded off the season with a 1-1 away draw with Hull City.

While it meant the play-off dream would come to an end, the club can look back on another season of progress and captain Wright believes they can continue that trend.

“It’s disappointing not to end the season on a win,” he began telling BCTV after the full-time whistle at the KCOM Stadium.

“There were a lot of positives we can take, not just from today’s game bit throughout the season. It’s been a good one, we’ve progressed nicely as a group and we can only get stronger and stronger.

“There’s some real disappointment because if we’d have won today and other results had gone our way we could have been in the play-offs. It wasn’t to be but we were in the fight until the end and we gave it a good go.

“As disappointed as we are, we have the summer to regroup, recover and be ready to push on for another big one next year.”

City had to fight back from a goal down to earn the point in Hull. It came via an own goal but it was more than they deserved after a controversial decision to rule out Niclas Elliason’s earlier strike, while Famara Diédhiou hit the bar in the best of the chances.

Wright continued: “We gave it a good in both halves, we had chances. We weren’t quite at it, it’s a tough place to come and Hull have had a decent season who will also be looking to build next season.

“Nic had that chance and if it is given we’d have won the game. It wouldn’t have been enough [to secure the play-offs] but it would have been good to end the season with a win.”

Regardless, the travelling supporters at the KCOM showed the gratitude and clapped the players off for one final time this season, an occasion much appreciated by Wright and his teammates.

He said: “It was incredible support and good they stayed behind. It was nice for us to give them a real big thanks for the whole season…they’ve been a different class, got Ashton Gate rocking and they’ve been the 12th man for us and we will need them again next season.”

City will now look forward to a well-earned break over the summer months.