Banner image

Wright Is City's 'Aggressive Aussie'

Bailey Wright is all set to bring some “Australian aggression” to City’s backline.

The 24-year-old has become the club’s third January signing, joining from Preston North End on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

He could make his debut against Fleetwood Town in the Emirates FA Cup at Ashton Gate tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) – and he has told Bristol City Player HD what fans can expect from him.

“I’m a versatile defender and I don’t mind the ball at my feet,” he said.

“I’m aggressive and physical – perhaps that’s been drilled into me growing up in Australia. 

“It’s a young, talented team. I’m young but I certainly don’t feel it; I’ve been here (in England) for eight years and have played a lot of matches.

“I’ve got an idea of how the head coach wants me to play and that will only improve with every training session. I just can’t wait to get going.”

The centre-back moved to England from his native Australia in 2009, joining Preston’s youth ranks.

Since then he has appeared more than 200 times for the Lilywhites, winning a Young Player of the Year award in 2013 and a League One play-off final winner’s medal in 2015.

He added: “It’s always going to be tough to leave a club you’ve been with for eight years, but it’s a new chapter to look forward to.

“I’m grateful for my time at Preston and had a lot of success there. I wish them all the best for the future.

“Since I’ve been in the UK, I’ve always been at one club so this is a new part of my career. It seems like a great setup here with a great bunch of lads.

“I’m excited to be here. I’m looking forward to what is ahead. I’ve got big ambitions and I’m joining a big club in a really nice city.

“We’ve had a few good battles over the years with Bristol City (at Preston) and I’ve also played with a number of players who have been at the club.

“Results haven’t been great recently but I’ve seen the team play a number of times and you can see, with the way the team has been playing, they really don’t deserve to have lost all of those games.

“We are where we are and we just have to get on with it. I’ve come here to win football matches and push the club up the division.”

 

Related News

Australian Defender Joins Bristol City

Australian Defender Joins Bristol City

Posted: Friday, January 6th 2017

Magnusson Sold Me The City 'Family' - Djuric

Magnusson Sold Me The City 'Family' - Djuric

Posted: Thursday, January 5th 2017

Bosnian International Djuric Signs

Bosnian International Djuric Signs

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th 2017

Hegeler Excited To Tackle English Football

Hegeler Excited To Tackle English Football

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th 2017

Latest News

FIT ROBINS is back!

FIT ROBINS is back!

Posted: Saturday, May 15th 2021

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue
Football icon

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue

Ashton Gate Stadium has been named as the venue for the National League’s Vanarama Promotion Final on Sunday, June 20th.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Football

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre
Bristol Sport icon

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

South stand sponsor Xledger were today handing out lunches to NHS workers at Ashton Gate to celebrate more than a hundred thousand vaccines to the Bristol community.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Bristol Sport

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Check out they key talking points from this week's media session, as Director of Rugby, Pat Lam previewed the Gallagher Premiership R19 clash with Gloucester Rugby at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country
Rugby icon

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country

Bristol Bears Women will have a new man at the helm for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign in Head Coach Dave Ward.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby

Lam on exciting new chapter for Bristol Bears Women
Rugby icon

Lam on exciting new chapter for Bristol Bears Women

Bristol Bears Women will have a new man at the helm for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign in Head Coach Dave Ward.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby