Date: 20th July 2015 at 12:49pm
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As I’m sure you’ve guessed from me cleverly worded title this is about Drew Wright and his Colchester hopes going forward!

Wright suffered a serious injury last season that resulted in the U’s winger missing most of the campaign, but now almost back to full fitness he’s targeting a place in the starting XI against Blackpool to kick-off the League 1 season.

That’s assuming the Blackpool game goes ahead! Obviously it will, as this is different to a pre-season friendly, but plenty of clubs are having reservations about facing Neil McDonald’s side due to pitch invasions taking place….

After just one first-team start last season, Wright suffered his cruciate ligament injury playing for the U21 side against Sheffield Wednesday last October, he’s told the Gazette he wants to be in Tony Humes first-team plans.

Starting against Blackpool, and then playing as much as possible, is what he’s said are his aims….much as they were last season before injury mind.

‘My main aim is to make that starting line-up for the Blackpool game.

‘I started last season and I have the same aim again this year and hopefully stay in that team for as long as possible.’

Wright admitted, which is understandable, he’s not ‘100 per cent’ where he would like to be and ‘it’s going to be a long process’ until he is but he’s ‘feeling stronger with every match,’ this match sharpness obviously will take time and only comes with game.

After two knee injuries since October 2013 I think it’s fair to say Wright deserves a bit of luck, if he stays injury free a produces the goods in training then he’s got every chance of getting what he wants of being in the starting XI.

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