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WRIGHT: I'M NOT SURPRISED BY THE SUPPORT

5 September 2019

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Tommy Wright isn’t surprised by Town’s increased positivity putting the mood around the club down to the entertaining football under Richie Wellens.

Swindon fans have sold out another away end as they travel to Leyton Orient this weekend following away draws at Exeter and Cheltenham.

The travelling support is once again, over 1,300 and those fans will be hoping to watch their side continue their unbeaten record on the road this campaign.

Wright’s previous experience as an opposition staff member means he knows that this is simply a return to the norm.

“I am not taken aback because I have been here as an opposing coach and have played Swindon as a player so I know they have got good support. I think they are enjoying it, I think they can see we are flourishing and are trying to go forward in the right way. The tradition of Swindon has always been to play good, entertaining football and hopefully we can keep that going.

One summer acquisition that has contributed to that feeling is Lloyd Isgrove – the wide midfielder has contributed four assists already this season and Wright compares him to a recent Town favourite who now plies his trade further up the football pyramid.

“Lloyd has got a very good end product but what I would say is that he needs to score himself more. I have always told him that in the times I have had him. He has got a great record with assists but sometimes he has got to chip in with goals.

“I think he has got to get in certain areas where he can score goals, which he can do better and we have spoken about that. I think he has been popular since he came to the club, I think the fans like him. Someone said he is a bit like Matt Richie when he was here with that busy style – and look what he has gone onto do. You have got to remember that Lloyd has played at a higher level. he scored goals in paly-off final at Barnsley when I was there. He has played a higher level with Sheffield Wednesday on loan and Southampton, so he is a good, good player.”


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