Rangers loanee Kieran Wright says he’s “delighted” to have won Partick Thistle’s McCrea Mortgages Player of the Month award for November after a series of eye-catching displays [Not The Old Firm].
The 20-year-old goalkeeper joined the Jags in August and slotted into the starting XI in October after Jamie Sneddon picked up an injury.
Wright produced two excellent saves in a penalty shootout to earn his side a bonus point in a League Cup clash against Morton last month, while he’s kept a clean sheet in his each of his last three outings.
“I’m delighted, I thought big Brian Graham would have nicked it,” he said [Not The Old Firm]. “I’m very happy to get the award. Brian said that Rangers fans hijacked the vote! I was thrown in at the deep end after a not so good result in the first game of the season. But I’m happy to just get a run of games going.”
“The back four, in general, have been brilliant these past couple of weeks. The Rangers loan manager, Billy Kirkwood, is always in contact to see how I’m getting on. He always watches the game.
“When I do my gym work at Murray Park there’s always passerby’s asking how I’m getting on. I think this is the most beneficial loan and I have enjoyed this the most because it’s a full-time team.”
Wright played a big part in Thistle’s unbeaten November and he’ll be hoping to continue his form this month.
He’s set to start between the sticks in Saturday’s 3pm kick-off against Dumbarton at Firhill, which is the first of four League One fixtures for the Maryhill-based club in December.