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Wright on the Gills

4 October 2012

United's captain looks forward to the visit of the league leaders

United captain Jake Wright is looking to build upon Tuesday’s win over AFC Wimbledon as we welcome the league leaders Gillingham on Saturday.

The 26-year-old told Yellow Player: “It wasn’t a perfect performance on Tuesday, it wasn’t how we wanted to play and we didn’t get a clean sheet but it’s three points at the end of the day and that’s what we needed and hopefully we can build on that.

“It’s frustrating as a centre-half to concede more goals but the first one was a set piece and someone lost their man and the second was a decent finish from a long-range shot, so we were frustrated with that but like I said we just need to build on the three points and hopefully get a clean sheet on Saturday.

“It will be a really good game against Gillingham, they’ll bring lots of fans and they have good players and they’re obviously top of the league and flying so it’s going to be a brilliant game for us and we can hopefully go and get another result.”

Wright was also keen to credit the fans for their encouragement on Tuesday night and is hoping for more of the same against the Gills.

“The fans were brilliant in the first half and they were loud when we were winning in the second half but the real plus was when we were losing 2-1 and we could hear them shouting people’s names and being really positive towards the players and that gave us a really good lift.

“I think if they had got on top of us and started booing it would have made it more difficult for us to get the win but they didn’t and they stuck behind us and they got us through the 90 minutes and they were brilliant and they deserve the three points.”

See the full interview in Yellow Player.

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