Ex-Ipswich stalwart Wright signs for U’s

Former Ipswich Town stalwart David Wright, who has signed for Colchester United from Crystal Palace

Former Ipswich Town stalwart David Wright, who has signed for Colchester United from Crystal Palace - Credit: Archant

COLCHESTER United have this lunchtime completed the signing of David Wright from Crystal Palace.

The experienced Wright, who can play at right-back or in a defensively-minded midfield role, has arrived on a free transfer.

Wright began his career at Crewe, and also played for Wigan (2004-07) before enjoying a fruitful career at Ipswich, mostly as a right-back.

The 32-year-old made 120 league appearances for Town, before moving to Crystal Palace in 2010.

This season he has made just three senior appearances for Palace, while also playing seven games on loan at League Two club Gillingham.


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Wright is set to play in a central midfield role for the U’s, as a ready replacement for Arsenal loanee Craig Eastmond, who was so effective during his short stay with the Essex club at the start of manager Joe Dunne’s managerial reign.

Eastmond returned to Arsenal early, after fracturing a metatarsal, and has not really been replaced.

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Wright should fit the bill as the U’s bid to clamber out of the relegation zone over the coming weeks.

They entertain Walsall tomorrow.

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