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Wright desperate to make his mark ahead of busy bank holiday weekend

25 August 2015

Striker looking for first Robins' goal


Striker Danny Wright is desperate to score his first Cheltenham goal following five games without gracing the scoresheet, but insists he is not going to let it affect the way he plays. 

Wright came closest to scoring against Aldershot where he hit the woodwork twice. "The Aldershot game was the big one, I hit the post twice and if I had even scored one of those then I could have gone on to maybe score a few more,” he said. "It’s been frustrating, and you aren’t the first to tell me I haven’t scored! I am disappointed, you always want to score goals for your new club but I’m not letting it affect me too much.”

Despite not yet opening his Cheltenham scoring account, Wright has been fairly pleased with his own contribution and how the club have started the season overall. With two wins and three draws from five games, the Robins are unbeaten so far and face an action packed Bank Holiday weekend with a trip to Torquay before the televised game at home to Wright’s old employers Wrexham.

"We’ve shown a lot of character and shown a lot of quality in some good performances in the five games so far. We haven’t quite pieced it all together yet, though the Southport game was impressive,” Wright said. "We’re still unbeaten, we’ve had a pleasing start and we’re starting to win games now so hopefully we can win some away games too.”

Following the game at home to Wrexham on Monday, the fixture schedule becomes a lot kinder with a Saturday-Saturday schedule, not a game every Saturday and Tuesday. Wright is looking forward to spending more time strengthening in the gym which he hasn’t been able to do with a tighter schedule, but will miss the momentum that has built with each result the Robins have managed to pick up. "When you’re doing well, the Saturday-Tuesday fixtures can be good because you’ll keep on picking up results with momentum,” he said. “I do feel after a period of time you’ll need your rest and a week of recovery, especially getting in the gym and doing leg and upper body work which I couldn’t do before.”

Ahead of Cheltenham’s first televised league game since the playoff defeat to Northampton, Wright is looking forward to coming up against his old side, claiming he thrives under the pressure of a televised game. Wright scored a penalty for Wrexham in their penalty shootout victory against Grimsby in the FA Trophy final in 2013, "I'm usually pretty good in big occasions or games on TV, now I’ve said that; I won’t do too well!” he joked. "I like the big games; I tend to thrive in them. Hopefully Monday is no different and there’ll be a great atmosphere and see how we fare against a great side in this league."

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