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Wright | "It's about all being together"

Will Wright says the players are beginning to understand each other and develop relationships ahead of this weekend's long trip to Carlisle.

24 August 2022

Gills squad beginning to develop and understand each other, says summer recruit.

After a match that wound up into a tense penalty shootout, Man of the Match, Will Wright, is determined that the Gills are able to string together more success to push forward, not just in cup matches, but in the league too.

As the team begins to create more chances Wright speaks highly of the team’s potential, though against Exeter City on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup, the night was ended by penalties:

"We’re a new group and it’s about finding those killer relationships," he said. "So once they start clicking, I’m sure we’re going to start putting teams away.

"(It’s) a good block to build on, and it’s just finding that sort of killer instinct now, to score some goals up the other end and kill teams off, and win games more comfortably."

For what is often a challenging period for a club, transitioning not just between divisions, but also swapping out a significant amount of players over the summer, Wright’s enthusiasm and personability could fool you into thinking that it’s an easy feat; describing the group as ‘tight knit’ and making the most of, what are usually dreaded, long away trips to build on the foundations already established amongst the team this season.

That includes the quickly approaching journey to Brunton Park [Carlisle] on Saturday. Will said: 

"It’s probably good for us to be honest. Now, we go up on the Friday, and it’s time to sort of spend with your new teammates I suppose.

"We’ve already had one long away trip, so you’ve got your initiations out of the way and now you’re starting to build relationships.

"You’re sharing rooms and people are spending evenings together, so yeah I think in the long run it will benefit us. 

"We know the fans put in so much effort. Tranmere was embarrassing on our end, we make no bones about that, we’re just looking to make the long trip and put that right.

"It’s just about all being together. You know that within sport you have to stick together." 

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