Wright partnered Stevie May with Nigel Hasselbaink in attack for the home game against Motherwell and the pair duly delivered, scoring a goal apiece in a convincing 2-0 win and creating several other chances for each other. With MacLean likely to be missing for several weeks with a knee injury, Wright will likely look to the duo to continue together up front, starting with tomorrow night's League Cup quarter-final tie away to Morton. Hasselbaink believes it is a partnership with great potential.
"We worked pretty well together," said the Dutchman. "We haven't played that many times up front together because Macca [MacLean] is usually there as well but it was good to play alongside Stevie for a change and I think it went well. In training we link up well so it was nice to do it in a match. Both of us bring a lot of energy to the team, we pressed Motherwell high up the pitch, and we talked a lot throughout the game to help each other out. It was a good game, I enjoyed it.
"It went well for us on Sunday, it was a good team performance. We had played well over the last few weeks but sometimes just the points were missing. It was great to get the win over Motherwell."
May's decision to extend his contract at McDiarmid Park until 2015 will probably not deter clubs from enquiring about the talented 20-year-old who now has nine goals for the season for both club and country. Hasselbaink believes his team-mate is destined for bigger things.
"Stevie has done really well for us this season. Even in the last couple of seasons when he was on loan he scored 50 goals in those two years. He's a good player and he can go to a higher level. He just needs to keep those standards up. He's more than just a striker who is scoring goals, he works hard for the team as well. He's only 20, he can improve even more."
Gordon Strachan, the Scotland manager, was among the sparse crowd on Sunday and would surely have been impressed with May's performance. There have been calls for the striker to be included in the squad for the forthcoming friendly double-header against Norway and the USA and Hasselbaink doesn't think May would look out of place. "I saw the game when he played for Scotland Under-21s at St Mirren Park and he scored. If he gets a chance to get in the full squad then I think Stevie will take it with both hands."
More pressing for May, Hasselbaink et al is tomorrow's trip to Cappielow. St Johnstone have never won a major trophy in the club's 129-year history and Hasselbaink feels it is time to put that right. "It's a really big game for us. We want to go as far as possible in the cup as that's really important for us, to try to win something. We know we have to win on Wednesday."