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Wright | "I'm fit, ready and looking to build on it"

Gills defender says he is in good shape as the first game of the league season draws near.

12 July 2022

Summer recruit looking forward to playing at Priestfield for the first time following two away friendlies.

Gillingham’s first recruit of the summer Will Wright insists that he has joined Neil Harris’ revolution to have a “right good go and getting promoted.”

The 25-year-old defender, known for his versatility and dead ball precision, came off the bench on the hour to make his debut for the Gills against Dover on Saturday and looked sharp despite the 2-0 loss.

“At this stage we are not looking too much at the results,” said Wright, “but obviously it would be nice to pick up wins along the way. It’s all about getting the minutes and now we will ramp it up. We have some big fixtures, hopefully we can get some positive results and start kicking on to get ready for the season.

“I had a little niggle with my calf earlier on in pre-season but I feel fine now. I’m fit, ready and I’m looking to build on it. I’ve never really had a bad injury so it was annoying to get that little niggle early on. I knew there wasn’t something right; there’s no heroes in the first week of pre-season, hopefully that’s behind me.

“I feel like I have settled in quite well, the boys are welcoming and hopefully we can add a few more and they settle in well too. The boys are looking forward to seeing who the Gaffer brings in and we are ready to integrate them into the group.

“I’m looking forward to the Portsmouth pre-season game at Priestfield on Saturday. Priestfield is not a place I have played at before so hopefully I can put on a good display and show the Gills supporters what I am all about.

“We want to get ourselves fit and ready for that first game of the season when we hopefully can kick off the campaign with three points. It’s a cliché but we want to finish as high as we can. I’ve come here to have a right go at achieving promotion.”

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