Andrew Wright (footballer)

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Andrew Wright
Personal information
Full name Andrew David Wright[1]
Date of birth (1985-01-15) 15 January 1985 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Formby, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–2004 Liverpool
2004–2007 West Virginia University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Cape Cod Crusaders 13 (0)
2008–2012 Scunthorpe United 87 (0)
2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 9 (1)
2012 Grimsby Town (loan) 4 (1)
2012–2015 Morecambe 92 (0)
2015–2016 Southport 38 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew David Wright (born 15 January 1985) is an English footballer who last played for Conference National side Southport.

He plays as a centre midfielder and right back.

He has previously played for the Cape Cod Crusaders, Scunthorpe United, Grimsby Town and Morecambe.

Career[edit]

Born in Formby, Merseyside, Wright began his career at his hometown club Liverpool as a youth team player, however he was released from the Anfield club in 2004 and subsequently joined American side West Virginia University where he also earned his degree in Physical Education, he is described as completing 'one of the finest careers in school history' and was called up to the College Men's MVP side – its version of an All-America team.[2]

Wright joined Scunthorpe United in January 2008 from West Virginia University.[3] On 28 September 2010 he joined Conference National team Grimsby Town on loan.[4] He scored his first goal for Grimsby, and his first career goal, in a 3–3 draw with Forest Green Rovers on 7 October 2010.[5] Wright was recalled by the Iron 26 November 2010 due to an injury crisis.[6]

On 22 March 2012 Wright re-joined Grimsby Town on a one-month loan deal.[7] He returned to Scunthorpe a month later after playing four times, scoring once.[8]

He was released by the club in May 2012.[9] and signed for Morecambe on 30 May 2012.[10]

On 18 February 2014, Wright extended his contract at Morecambe until the end of the 2014–15 season.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 525. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Scunthorpe sign midfielder Wright". BBC Sport. 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Woods Gets The Wright Man". Grimsby Town FC. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Forest Green 3–3 Grimsby". BBC. 4 October 2010. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Wright Recalled". Grimsby Town FC. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wright's Back". Grimsby Town FC. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10417~2738865,00.html[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Cliff Byrne heads Scunthorpe United departures". BBC. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18263604
  11. ^ "Wright and Williams sign up". Morecambe FC. 18 February 2014. 

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