Wright wants Premiership return

RICHARD Wright has targeted a second Premiership promotion after returning to Ipswich Town.The 30-year-old keeper almost experienced relegation with Southampton last season while on loan from West Ham but is more upbeat about Town's prospects.

Derek Davis

RICHARD Wright has targeted a second Premiership promotion after returning to Ipswich Town.

The 30-year-old keeper almost experienced relegation with Southampton last season while on loan from West Ham but is more upbeat about Town's prospects.

He said: “I'm joining at an exciting time. The club is moving in the right direction and everything is ready for the Premier League.


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“It will be difficult, the Championship is clearly a very tough league but there is a good feeling about the place.

“You can sense that everyone is positive that we can get back in the Premier League very soon and that's my first priority coming back here, to help Ipswich win promotion.”

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Wright admitted it had been a nervous wait getting the deal finalised after completing his medical over the weekend Town had to wait for the forms to be sent back by West Ham to complete the £500,000 move.

Wright said: “It seems the move has gone on forever. I was desperate for the deal to be finished and the last weekend has been the longest in my life.

“I thought everything was going to be done on Friday but it dragged on.

“Doubts cross your mind about whether things are going to happen when a move drags on and I was literally by the fax machine at the club for the forms to come in from West Ham so that I could see the move completed.”

Wright, who has signed a two-year deal with an option of a third, will be officially unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday morning.

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