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Preview: Brown talks Josh Wright and the injury situation

21 September 2017

Phil Brown emphasised his joy of having what he calls a good manager's headache after watching new signing Josh Wright play for the U23’s and having players coming out of the injury room.
 
Wright made the switch to Blues following last weekend's draw with Norhtampton.
 
And Brown, who watched his new signing in action for the U23s against Barnet in midweek, believes he could make his debut this weekend.
 
“Josh Wright brought a lot of intelligence and a level of experience to the U23s game," Brown said. "You could see the young one’s learning from him.
 
“He sat in the middle of the field and Michael Klass blossomed from it, Nico Cotton also played well and a few others too, but that’s what Josh can bring to the game.
 
“It was first class professionalism and I got something out of it. Consequently, Josh is close to making his debut on Saturday.”
 
When asked about Anthony Wordsworth, and whether he could start a second game in succession, Brown added: “Anthony’s gone through a real tough time considering he trod on a bit of glass that put his injury back from three months to five months.
 
“It’s been a frustrating time for me, let alone Anthony Wordsworth, but now he’s back, we’ve got to keep him out on the pitch”
 
Nile Ranger and John White could be available for the game at Highbury Stadium, Brown hopes.
 
“Nile’s available as his tag comes off tomorrow. To be honest it had been worrying us because it meant he was under someone else’s rules and regulations, but now that it’s coming off we can now make the rules and we hope that he will adhere to them.
 
“Other players feed off of Nile and you can see that Simon Cox is one of them.
 
“John White is also eligible for Saturday, but then I have Harry Kyprianou and after Saturday does he deserve to keep his place? I’d say yes. 
 
“I’m now getting the good kind of headaches and that’s who to pick not who’s coming out of the injury room.
 
“We’re going up to Fleetwood this weekend and there was a little bit of sabotage last time, with our bus at Fleetwood’s end, when we got off and there was nothing waiting for us, but this time we’ve changed our plans, and hopefully this time there will be a bus waiting for us when we get there.”
 

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