Banner image

Wright ready to lead City as skipper

Bailey Wright will lead out the team for the 2017/18 campaign after being appointed captain.

The Australian international has donned the captain’s armband during pre-season and also did it on an ad-hoc basis for previous club Preston North End.

However, the 25-year-old says he is now ready for the full-time role in BS3.

He told BCTV: “It’s an honour. Obviously I’ve had a taste of wearing the armband for some games in pre-season.

“It’s something I wanted to grow into and make my own. To be given that now is special for me, to be trusted with it by the gaffer and the team.

“Now it’s about an important season for us and doing my best.”

PULL IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

He added: “It comes with certain added expectations but as a player, it shouldn’t really change the way I operate.

“We have to all pull in the same direction and if things need sorting out, I’m happy to be the one to grab hold of it and get it sorted.

“We’ve got a great bunch of boys and staff here. It’s great to be part of that.”

WHAT HE SAID

“I think we can nurture Bailey into being a legend for the club and a great leader.”

Head coach Lee Johnson

A GREAT LEADER

Head coach Lee Johnson told BCTV: “He’s a fantastic man and he’s everything we want in a captain.

“He’s strong; physically tough and every day he demands standard, with both the coaches and the players.

“I think we can nurture him into being a legend for the club and a great leader.”

Wright, who has been capped 18 times by Australia, joined the club from Preston in January.