Nick Wright (footballer, born 1987)

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Nick Wright
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Personal information
Full name Nicholas Wright
Date of birth (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Worcester City
Number 15
Youth career
Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 1 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town (Kent) (loan)
2007 Halesowen Town
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012–2013 Mansfield Town 17 (1)
2013–2014 Lincoln City 19 (2)
2014 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 9 (1)
2014- Worcester City 15 (4)
National team
2008– England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:58, 5 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:15, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Nicholas "Nick" Wright (born 25 November 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Worcester City as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Birmingham City[edit]

Born in Birmingham, West Midlands, Nick Wright joined Birmingham City's youth academy when he was a teenager, but never progressed into the first team set up.

Tamworth[edit]

In January 2006, Wright joined Conference National strugglers Tamworth on loan. During his spell with the Lambs, Wright appeared in their FA Cup Third Round game against Stoke City. He also played in the replay at The Lamb Ground, in which Tamworth lost 5–4 on penalties.

2006–07 season[edit]

Wright was sent out on loan to Bristol City on 12 October 2006 to gain first team experience.[1] A month later, Wright had to cut his loan with the Robins short, following the death of his grandfather.[2] He joined Northampton Town on loan at the end of November 2006. He went on to make four appearances for The Cobblers.[3] Wright and Birmingham teammate Asa Hall spent the last month of the 2006–07 season helping Ashford Town (Kent) avoid relegation from the Isthmian League Division One.[4]

Halesowen Town[edit]

After being released by Birmingham City at the end of the 2006–07 season, Wright joined local side Halesowen Town.

Tamworth[edit]

Wright returned to Conference North side, Tamworth on 17 October 2007.[5]

On 12 February 2008, Wright scored all three goals in a 3–1 away win at Vauxhall Motors. This was the first time a Tamworth player had scored a hat-trick since Marcus Ebdon's three goals in a 5–0 win against Gresley Rovers in the FA Trophy in January 2005.[6] Just four days later, Wright scored another hat-trick against Hucknall Town in a 4–0 home win.[7]

During September 2008, Tamworth confirmed that former manager Mark Cooper, who is now with Conference National side Kettering Town was making enquires about signing Nick Wright. The Lambs did receive an offer from The Poppies, however it was rejected. Wright was fully aware of the goings on and said he is happy to still be a Tamworth player.[8]

On 21 April 2009, Wright won The Lambs promotion back into the top flight of non-league football following his 65th-minute goal against local rivals, Hinckley United in their 1–0 win.[9]

Wright was placed on the transfer list by Gary Mills on 10 December 2009 to "freshen up" his squad.[10]

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

In the subsequent summer Wright left Tamworth, signing for fellow Midlands based Conference National side Kidderminster Harriers on a one-year deal.[11] Wright scored his first goal for the club in a 3–4 home loss to Southport on 17 August 2010, and added a further two goals in a 2–2 draw away to Wrexham seven days later. His fourth goal came in a 3–1 home win against Hayes and Yeading on 11 September 2010, and despite appearing in a further nine games he didn't score again in 2010. 2011 started much more brightly, Wright scoring against former side Tamworth in the third minute on 4 January.

Wright produced one of his most influential performances against Newport County on 9 April 2012 when he recorded a late ten-minute hat-trick to complete an amazing turnaround at Aggborough. Newport, leading 2-0 at half-time, were pegged back by Wright's penalty on the 86th minute before the real drama happened in added time. Wright, who had only come on as a substitute himself in the 62nd minute, scored twice more in the 94th and 96th minutes to seal a 3-2 win.[12]

Mansfield Town[edit]

On 11 June 2012 Wright joined Mansfield Town as a free transfer; Paul Cox, the Mansfield manager said of him "Nick is a young player who has the ability to play in the Football League. He has a good goal scoring ratio, which I feel we can improve on next season. He can play anywhere along the frontline and has pace in abundance,"[13]

Lincoln City[edit]

Nick joined Lincoln in 2013.

Back to Kidderminster[edit]

On 10 March 2014, it was announced that Nick would be re-joining Kidderminster Harriers on loan till the end of the season. Nick went on to make 9 appearances for the Harriers scoring 1 goal which came in a 1-1 draw at Forest Green.

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 12 April 2014.

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005–06 Birmingham City Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Tamworth (loan) Conference National 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 Birmingham City Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Bristol City (loan) League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2006–07 Northampton Town (loan) League One 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2006–07 Ashford Town (Kent) (loan) Isthmian League Division One 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Halesowen Town Southern League Premier Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Tamworth Conference North 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 10
2008–09 32 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 13
2009–10 Conference National 25 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 4
2010–11 Kidderminster Harriers Conference National 24 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 26 8
2012–13 Mansfield Town Conference National 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
2013–14 Lincoln City Conference National 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 2
2014– Kidderminster Harriers(loan) Conference National 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total England 156 39 11 0 0 0 0 0 167 39
Career total 156 39 11 0 0 0 0 0 167 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City sign winger Wright on loan". BBC Sport. 12 October 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Wright ends loan spell with City". BBC Sport. 14 November 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Gorman delighted with Wright deal". BBC Sport. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Quartet offered new deals". Birmingham City F.C. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Clayton, Dave (17 October 2007). "Mills brings in striker". TheLambs.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2008. 
  6. ^ Clayton, Dave (12 February 2008). "Wright hat-trick confirmed". TheLambs.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2008. 
  7. ^ Clayton, Dave (16 February 2008). "Wright hat-trick sinks Hucknall". TheLambs.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2008. 
  8. ^ Clayton, Dave (3 September 2008). "Tamworth Reject Kettering Offer". TheLambs.co.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2008. 
  9. ^ "Wright secures Tamworth promotion". BBC Sport. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  10. ^ "Striker Nick Wright is put on transfer list by Tamworth". TheLambs.co.uk. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Kidderminster sign striker Nick Wright from Tamworth". BBC Sport. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Full-Time: Harriers 3-2 Newport". Kidderminster Harriers Official. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Striker signs on". 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 

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