Anthony Wright’s return a huge boost for Reds
Last updated at 15:48, Thursday, 01 November 2012
Anthony Wright’s return to action has been a huge lift for Workington Reds, insisted boss Darren Edmondson.
The popular midfielder started his first game of the season during the 2-1 win over Droylsden on Tuesday night.
Playing a deeper role, Wright sat just in front of the back four, breaking up play, and helping Reds counter attack.
“Wright has been out of action almost all season with a broken leg, and still has work to do on his fitness,” said Edmondson.
“It’s great to have a player of Anthony’s quality back,” he added. “He is still not at 100 per cent, in terms of fitness, but to have him back around the first team is great.
“Against Droylsden, Anthony did everything we asked of him.
“He kept our play ticking over, especially when he wasn’t down to play.
“Gareth Arnison was due to play but was late getting to the ground because of work.
“That forced our hand a little bit but Anthony was more than capable of stepping in.”
Beating Droylsden saw Workington climb to ninth in Conference North, just three point off the play-offs.
Solihull Moors are this weekend’s visitors, and Edmondson will have to reshuffle his pack with Gari Rowntree suspended.
That could see a return to the starting XI for Dan Wordsworth, who was dropped for the Droylsden win.
Edmondson said: “It was hard telling Dan he was missing out, especially as he played in the game at Gainsborough that we didn’t lose.”
First published at 11:43, Thursday, 01 November 2012
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