Play-off loss still hurts Shrewsbury Town winger Mark Wright

Mark Wright
Wright - Shrewsbury top scorer in 2010-11

Shrewsbury winger Mark Wright says his side want to avoid heartache in the play-offs for a second successive year by winning automatic promotion.

Fifth-placed Town host League Two leaders Southend on Saturday having not lost at home this season.

"The agony of those play-offs still rankles, no-one wants that again," Wright told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"We know we can make the top three, and beating Southend on Saturday will put down a real marker."

Wright added: "Southend are a good team, they're very direct and powerful and they know what they're doing.

"But with our forwards and our wingers we can get at their defence, no-one can beat us on our day."

Shrewsbury finished a point off the automatic promotion places last season but disappointed in the play-offs with a 2-0 aggregate defeat by Torquay.

"Everyone at this club wants to go up, we're geared to go up, and there's no reason why we can't do it," said Wright.

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