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Lambert: Great Experience for Wright to Train With First Team
Thursday, 6th Dec 2018 17:27

Town boss Paul Lambert says keeper Harry Wright will have benefited from having been involved more with the first-team squad in recent weeks.

Wright, 20, the son of former Blue Richard, was given a thorough workout on the Portman Road pitch prior to a recent home match and has travelled with the squad to away matches.

“He’s very good with the ball with his feet,” Lambert said regarding the former Manchester City academy keeper. “Harry is still growing, is still developing, but I think it’s a great experience for him as well.

“And when he trains with us, and any of the kids who have trained with us, they’ve never let themselves down.”

The Blues manager says the youngsters learn from training alongside the senior players.

“I think it’s important for them to come up and see what it’s like,” he added. “There have been one or two, we’ve got Jack Lankester in there, Flynn Downes is in there, Andre Dozzell’s in there, they’ve all stepped up to the mark.

“The more you get that, the more easy the transition is. But they’re still a wee bit away from it but there are really good signs there.”

Asked whether there had been a spring in Lankester’s step having made his full debut at Forest last week, Lambert said: “I think Jack’s always quite a bubbly character. Again, I’m not going to sit here and put pressure on him, he’s only 18, it’s impossible for you to hang your hat on an 18-year-old every time.

“But he’s certainly done himself no harm with the way he plays, as I’ve said before he’s one helluva talent.”

He does, however, believe that the current situation is tough for the younger players just coming into the team.

“It’s unfair, it’s an impossibility for 18- and 19-year-old kids to try to carry the can. It’s not normal this situation, they should be given help in that situation.

“If they are coming off the bench or they are starting we should have a more experienced team to help them along but you tend to find we’re having to rely on them lads a lot, which is unfair.”

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ArnieM added 17:48 - Dec 6
He sat infront of us at Forest game along with the other 5 Town Players. He has the build of a 10 year old bless him and doesn’t look much like RW
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rfretwell added 20:54 - Dec 6
Lets hope he becomes RW the Second for us.
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cantona11 added 09:03 - Dec 7
Well I've only seen him s couple of times but looks a very good shot stopper reminds me of Kelvin Davies
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BryanPlug added 10:09 - Dec 7
Shame he seems too small to be a top class keeper
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ronnyd added 19:18 - Dec 7
Seems that keepers now need to be 6ft 5"+ to be rated. Remember the days of Cooper and Sivell?
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busterjames1 added 22:03 - Dec 7
He has his dads ears !
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Dissboyitfc added 14:18 - Dec 9
Phil how tall is Harry? Doesn’t seem to be any info on him
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Petey4 added 23:38 - Dec 9
I think it’s embarrassing when you read negativity like that from Arnie and Plug you never even seen the kid play and your pulling him down Stupid comment he sat in front of us? ! He’s the son of RW he’s going to have pedigree! He’s better than Crowe I have seen the kid play! Pickford? Kasper? Bravo? De Gea is not massive? Gerken not that big! You could say the sane about Andre is he big enough? Is the boy Morris big enough? Clueless football has evolved Shay Given the list goes on!
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