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Posted Monday, January 29th 2018

Michael Vigor and Bailey Wright mark Australia Day

Flyers captain Michael Vigor was pleased to see his fellow Aussie and Bristol City Captain Bailey Wright show his support during Saturday's victory over the London Lions.

The duo have a big year ahead of them, with the Aussie pair set for the Commonwealth Games and FIFA World Cup respectively.

The game itself on Saturday night took on an Australia Day theme, which saw the club's Twitter account provide upside down updates and images throughout the evening.

Wright also took on the Flyers' 30 second free throw challenge at half-time, showing that his talents stretch much further than the football pitch.

The City defender said: “It’s the first time I’ve been down here. The boys are playing well and it’s nice to hear a few familiar songs and see some familiar flags.

“It’s my first time here and I’m enjoying it already. I’ll be coming down here more often.”

Vigor said: “Bailey told me he’s set a new record for free throws, he even inspired me to make it 2-2 when I’m shooting 54 per cent for the year so I’m looking up!

“It’s not quite Australia but I’m playing in Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. I’m really looking forward to it and I’m pumped all round."

The players were interviewed at the WISE Arena during half-time

And Melbourne-born Wright added: “ It’s nice to see Mike have the opportunity to go and represent himself at the Commonwealth Games and for myself, I look forward to a big summer. It’s all looking well.”

The Flyers are back in action in the BBL against Glasgow Rocks on Friday, with City travelling to take on Bolton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship, also on Friday. Both games have been selected for television coverage from BBC Sport and Sky Sports respectively.

Wright watched the Flyers with club teammates Jens Hegeler, Luke Steele and were also joined by Grant Marshall (Daddy G) from Massive Attack.

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