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Akil Wright says he can learn a lot from Jimmy Ryan

25 August 2015

Midfielder completes 90 minutes in 1-0 win at Burnley

Fleetwood Town midfielder Akil Wright feels he can take a number of points off team mate Jimmy Ryan as he continues to develop his game.

Wright completed the full 90 minutes for Barry Nicholson’s development squad as they beat Burnley 1-0 at Gawthorpe Hall.

The match was decided midway through the first half as Ash Hunter notched his 12th goal of the season with a curling free-kick from just outside the area.

Wright, a former team of Hunter’s at Ilkeston, played a dominate role in the heart of the Cod Army midfield.

“It was a very tough match against a strong opponent,” said Wright after the full time whistle. “It was a good game to be a part of and we managed to get the win in the end which is the important thing.

“The first 30 minutes were tricky but I thought we grew into the game and started to take control. It was a great free-kick from Ashley Hunter to win the match.

“Everyone is working hard and we are playing well as a team. We picked up a great win at Preston North End last week and we showed again today how hard we worked for the win.

“We are doing very well at the moment, we have competed against some very good teams and the lads have shown what they are capable of.

“We are enjoying our football and it is showing both in training and matches.

“It is good experience training and being around the first team too. I can learn from players like Jimmy Ryan as I play in the same position as him. I can take those points I learn off Jimmy into the development matches.”

The youngster, who travelled with the first team squad to Germany last month for pre-season training is pleased with his start to life as a professional footballer but knows a lot more hard work is to come.

He concluded: “I have been at the Club for nine months now and I have settled into life in the area. It has definitely helped that there are a few lads in a similar position to me having moved over here and we have a great team spirit.

“Hopefully I can get some more minutes in the coming weeks with more development matches planned.”

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