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Cheltenham Town striker Danny Wright hails partnership with “Storm Brian”

Cheltenham Town forward Danny Wright has backed new strike partner “Storm Brian” to help him rain terror on League Two defences this season.

The 33-year-old started up front with Brian Graham for the first time as the pair helped Gary Johnson’s side to a 1-0 victory over Sky Bet League Two rivals Lincoln City at Whaddon Road on Saturday afternoon.

Wright netted the winner on the 30th minute mark after a Graham flick-on to lift the Robins up to 14th place with a sixth win of the season after consecutive defeats to Port Vale and Grimsby Town.

“We defended resolutely and it was a great performance all round in poor weather conditions,” said Wright. “When they talked about Storm Brian I thought that they were on about the weather but Brian (Graham) put a great shift in up top with me today and it’s worked for us.”

“When the gaffer signed Brian he said there would obviously be games when you two both play up top together, I think today it called for that because of the conditions and it worked well as we had a good understanding.

“Bry talks to you for the whole game and it’s a good partnership to work in because he’s a good professional and I enjoyed it,” added the former Gateshead and Kidderminster Harriers front man.

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Wright’s first half strike was his fifth goal of the season in all competitions but he believes that team contribution is more important than his own personal tally.

“It was good to get one down at the home end again and I want to keep that going,” said Wright, who has now scored three consecutive home goals at the Speedy Skips end.

“But as long as we all perform well as a team then we don’t mind who gets the goals as everyone will be chipping in I’m sure.”

“We are thoroughly looking forward to next week now after putting those last couple of defeats behind us.”

Cheltenham travel to Adams Park where they will face Wycombe Wanderers next weekend.

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