YOUNG centre Max Wright hopes more is to come following his breakthrough moment for Bath last weekend.

The 21-year-old joined the club last winter from Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie, but had to wait almost a full 12 months before making his first appearance in the Premiership.

An early injury to Aled Brew during Bath’s home clash against Northampton Saints last Saturday meant Wright was introduced off the bench after only eight minutes and went on to help them earn a 17-15 win for their second Premiership success of the season.

A lengthy ankle injury was the reason Wright’s early career at The Rec stalled, but now that is over, he hopes he can start to establish himself in Todd Blackadder’s first-team set-up.

“Saturday was definitely a day to remember. I got on a little bit earlier than I expected to but once I was on, it was business as usual – but it was a hell of a day,” said Wright.

“I came down in October last year, but I broke my ankle early on and ended up having three operations, which put me out for just over eight months.

“Injuries are part of the game. You are going to get injured at some point, so it is just about dealing with it and trying to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.

“I had a good pre-season, which took me nicely into the season, and I managed to get my opportunity at the weekend.

“I have got guys like Jonathan Joseph and Jamie Roberts in front of me who are great players to learn from.

“I am one of the youngest in the group, but I am definitely trying to push those guys and learn from them. Then when I get my opportunity, it is about showing what I can do.”

Wright conceded Bath were not at their best against Northampton, with only a last-gasp missed conversion from Dan Biggar meaning they held on for victory.

A trip to reining Premiership champions Saracens is up next for Blackadder’s side on Saturday and although a tough challenge awaits, Wright says Bath should travel to London with no fear.

“I think we still have got a lot to work on as we could have put Saints to the sword a bit better,” said Wright.

“There were some missed opportunities and we should have been more clinical in shutting the game out.

“We are happy to get four points and we’re up to fourth in the table, so we just need to keep looking forward.

“Sarries is a very hard place to go and win. If we can do it this weekend, I think the season is wide open for us.

“If we can keep improving, there is no reason why we can’t go there and win.”