Jake Wright

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Jake Wright
Jake Wright 21-12-2013 1.jpg
Wright playing for Oxford United in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jake Maxwell Wright[1]
Date of birth (1986-03-11) 11 March 1986 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Keighley, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 6
Youth career
2003–2005 Bradford City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Bradford City 1 (0)
2005 Halifax Town (loan) 11 (0)
2006–2008 Halifax Town 63 (2)
2008–2009 Crawley Town 41 (0)
2009–2010 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 (0)
2009–2010 Oxford United (loan) 20 (0)
2010– Oxford United 133 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:57, 23 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jake Maxwell Wright (born 11 March 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays for Oxford United, a club he captains. He started his career with Bradford City, but played only one senior game for them, before he joined Halifax Town where he had previously spent a loan spell. He spent two years at Halifax, but after they were demoted from the Conference Premier, he moved to Crawley Town in June 2008 before transferring to Brighton in July 2009. He can play at left back or centre back.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Keighley, West Yorkshire,[1] Jake Wright started his football career as a youngster with Bradford City and, in April 2005, was one of four defenders to be given a one-year contract.[3] In August 2005, he and fellow Bradford City player Danny Forrest moved to Conference National side Halifax Town on loan—Wright's an initial one-month loan deal.[4] He made his debut on 10 September 2005, in a 4–0 Conference victory over Tamworth at The Shay.[5] He twice extended his loan deal,[6][7] staying with Halifax for three months, during which time he played 11 league games and three cup games, before he returned to Bradford.[5] Wright made his Bradford debut as a second-half substitute against Colchester United on 4 February 2006, replacing Richard Edghill, who had broken his ankle.[8] It would be his only senior appearance for Bradford.[9]

During June 2006, Wright rejoined Halifax, this time on a permanent basis, along with Forrest and Hereford United goalkeeper Craig Mawson.[10] Wright scored his first senior goal to help Halifax to their first home victory of the 2006–07 season, in a 3–1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge on 19 September 2006.[11] Wright finished the season with two goals from 27 league games,[12] before playing a further 36 games the following season.[13] During the campaign, he picked up his first red card of his career, in a 1–0 defeat to Aldershot Town.[14] Halifax Town avoided relegation despite a final-day defeat, because Altrincham also lost,[15] but they faced liquidation and were eventually demoted, giving Altrincham a reprieve.[16][17] Halifax were demoted and applied to join the Northern Premier League Division One North,[17] but instead Wright moved back to the Conference Premier, by signing for Crawley Town in June 2008.[18] He had played 63 league games for Halifax during his two years.[9] After an impressive season making 41 League appearances, Wright attracted the interest of Football League clubs including Charlton Athletic and Colchester United.[19][20]

On 27 July 2009, Wright was invited for a trial at League One side Brighton & Hove Albion and featured during the 1–0 pre-season friendly defeat to Torquay United.[21][22] Brighton beat off competition from an unnamed Scottish Premier League club to sign Wright and completed the transfer with Wright signing a two-year contract with the Seagulls.[23]

On 31 December 2009, Oxford United signed Wright on loan for the remainder of the season.[24] Wright made 26 appearances during his loan spell at the Kassam Stadium.[25] On 30 June 2010, Wright signed a three-year contract with Oxford on a free-transfer deal after a successful loan spell that saw the club gain promotion back to the Football League.[26] He was appointed club captain in July 2011[27] and extended his contract by a year in October 2011.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 December 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bradford City 2005–06[29] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Halifax Town (loan) 2005–06[29] Conference National 11 0 2 0 1[a] 0 14 0
Halifax Town 2006–07[30] Conference National 27 2 1 0 3[b] 0 31 2
2007–08[31] Conference Premier 36 0 1 0 3[c] 0 40 0
Halifax Town total 74 2 4 0 7 0 85 2
Crawley Town 2008–09[32] Conference Premier 41 0 1 0 4[d] 0 46 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 2009–10[33] League One 6 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 8 0
Oxford United (loan) 2009–10[25] Conference Premier 20 0 0 0 6[e] 0 26 0
Oxford United 2010–11[34] League Two 35 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 38 0
2011–12[35] League Two 43 0 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 47 0
2012–13[36] League Two 42 0 4 0 2 0 3[a] 0 51 0
2013–14[37] League Two 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Oxford United total 153 0 6 0 6 0 12 0 176 0
Career total 275 2 11 0 7 0 24 0 317 2
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in Conference League Cup
  4. ^ Three appearances FA Trophy, one in Conference League Cup
  5. ^ Three appearances in FA Trophy, three in Conference Premier play-offs

Honours[edit]

Oxford United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 445. ISBN 9-781845-966010. 
  2. ^ "Jake searching for the right position". Evening Courier. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Players must lead by example – Todd". Telegraph & Argus. 5 April 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bradford pair seal Halifax move". BBC Sport. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Jake Wright in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Wright to extend stay at Halifax". BBC Sport. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Wright extends spell at Halifax". BBC News. 3 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Wright debut, wrong result". Telegraph & Argus. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Jake Wright". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Halifax complete double signing". BBC Sport. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  11. ^ "Halifax 3–1 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  12. ^ "Halifax 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  13. ^ "Halifax 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  14. ^ "Aldershot 1–0 Halifax". BBC Sport. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  15. ^ "Halifax 1–2 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  16. ^ "Two groups fight to save Halifax". BBC Sport. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  17. ^ a b "Halifax fail with demotion appeal". BBC Sport. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  18. ^ "Crawley capture defender Wright". BBC Sport. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  19. ^ "Seagulls Consider Swoop for Crawley Defender". The Argus. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Slade faces Competition for Wright". The Argus. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Albion trial for Crawley Prospect". The Argus. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Seagulls Striker faces Trial by Video". The Argus. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. [dead link]
  23. ^ "Albion Complete Wright Signing". The Argus. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. [dead link]
  24. ^ "Brighton's Jake Wright joins Oxford United on loan". BBC Sport. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  25. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 168–169. ISBN 9-781869-833688. 
  26. ^ "Oxford United seal permanent Jake Wright deal". BBC Sport. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  27. ^ "Wright appointed new Oxford United skipper". Oxford Mail. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  28. ^ "Oxford United defender Jake Wright signs new contract". BBC Sport. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Wright in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  30. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 106–107. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  31. ^ "Jake Wright season details 2007/2008". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  32. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 56–57. ISBN 978-1-869833-66-4. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Jake Wright in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Jake Wright in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Jake Wright in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Jake Wright in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Jake Wright in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 

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