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‘We’re on the Wright track,’ says Brora Rangers loan star Matthew Wright


By Alasdair Fraser

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MATTHEW Wright is convinced Brora Rangers can re-ignite their title chances amid resurgent goalscoring form.

Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Betfred Cup Group stage. Ross County(3) v Stirling Albion(0). 14.11.20. Ross County's Jordan Tillson with Matthew Wright at the end.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Betfred Cup Group stage. Ross County(3) v Stirling Albion(0). 14.11.20. Ross County's Jordan Tillson with Matthew Wright at the end.

The on-loan Ross County striker has hit fine form for the defending champions, with 14 goals and three assists in 12 games – including five in recent victories over Wick Academy and Strathspey Thistle.

The natural finisher from Point, near Stornoway, is revelling in his first taste of regular action at senior level.

“We had a sticky start with a few poor performances, but we’ve turned that around,” the 18-year-old stressed. “We’re hoping to just continue to rack up the wins and go on an unbeaten run to get ourselves right up the top of the league.

“All the boys have been brilliant with me and I feel like I’ve been forming a very good strike partnership with Jordan Macrae. We are causing defences a lot of problems every game, so we just have to keep doing it.

“The loan is until January initially and my goal is to help Brora and go back to County a better player. I’m looking to keep scoring goals and use this experience of men’s football to help me eventually play at the highest level.”

Wright was leaned upon by County manager Malky Mackay early in the season, with squad-building incomplete. Mackay appears to rate him highly, but for now Brora is the focus with a 16-point gap on Fraserburgh – with three games in hand – to close.

“The manager and coaches have been incredible with me and have shown faith by playing me,” Wright said.

“We want to be up at the top of the league and we do have a few games in hand on teams above, so I fully believe we have a strong chance of challenging.

“I’m loving my football, playing regularly and gaining valuable experience. I just need to keep scoring goals, contributing to the team and playing well and hopefully we will be up challenging at the top soon.”


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