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Striker Wright targets successful derby day return

23 November 2017

Striker Danny Wright is determined to produce a big performance on derby day against his former club - and believes Cheltenham's travelling fans can also have a big part to play!

Wright will hope to lead the line when the Robins make the trip to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) in a huge Sky Bet League Two encounter.

Wright needs little introduction to the Forest Green Rovers faithful, having played in Nailsworth between 2013 and 2014.

And he admits he is fired up for a return to the New Lawn for what is all set up to be an unmissable derby clash.

"It's a great game for the club and the county this weekend," said Wright.

"There has been a lot of talk of El Glosico in the last few years I have been at Cheltenham.

"It's good to have the game back in League Football. We will be up for it and it's great to have games like this as we look to get one over the rivals.

"The big year in the National Conference, when we went up and they pushed us all the way, has created a massive rivalry.

"But we need three points, no matter who we are playing, and to work our way up the league.

"It was a good club (FGR) to play for during my time there," he added.

"It didn't go as well as we planned and I had some good days and some not so good.

"I enjoyed my time at the club, but a lot has changed since then.

"I've enjoyed the best times of my career since I've moved away so it will be good to go back and show them perhaps what they didn't see so much of when I was there. I am looking forward to it - don't worry about that."

Wright also believe a vocal and passionate away support can be crucial adding: "We're looking forward to it and I know the fans are looking forward to it!

"We can definitely make it feel like it's a bit of a home game and I'm sure our fans will be heard - wherever they are in the stadium.

"It's a massive game for us and the fans can play a massive part on Saturday.

"We need to be professional with all the emotion and hype surrounding the game.

"It's important we use that emotion to our advantage and not get caught up in it all."

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