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Wright ready for Stevenage test

31 August 2012

Winger expects tough test at last seasons play-off side

Winger Mark Wright has stressed the importance of Shrewsbury Town matching Stevenage's renowned work rate when the sides go head to head at Broadhall Way on Saturday.
 
Stevenage reached the League One play-offs in their first season in the third tier of English football last term and have enjoyed another impressive start to the new campaign.
 
Having kicked off the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Carlisle, the Hertfordshire club are riding high after back-to-back victories at Leyton Orient and Oldham Athletic.  
 
"It will be a tough game and they're a hard working side," said Wright. "We've just got to go there, dig in and hopefully get some points."
 
Wright is one of the few survivors from the Shrewsbury side which drew 1-1 at Stevenage two seasons ago, Matt Harrold coming off the bench to equalise, so he knows what to expect this weekend.
 
He said: "It's one of the smaller grounds in the league but it's in League One so we've got to go and enjoy it.
 
"They've had quite a lot of players leave from when their last manager was there but they will still by physical having come up from non-League so we've got to go there and match them."
 
Wright added he was encouraged by Town's early season form although he admitted it was frustrating to be pegged back by a late Tranmere equaliser in last Saturday's 1-1 draw.
 
"It's been a good start but it could have been even better if we had held on against Tranmere," he added. "We could also have got a point at Sheffield United but we're pleased with our start.
 
"We can see it's coming together and the boys are playing well together."
 
 


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