- Jermaine Wright
Infobox Football biography
playername = Jermaine Wright
fullname = Jermaine Malaki Wright
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1975|10|21|df=y
height = height|ft=5|in=9
currentclub = Blackpool
clubnumber = 17
years = 1992–1994
clubs = Millwall
→ Doncaster Rovers (loan)
→ Millwall (loan)
→ Southampton (loan)
caps(goals) = 000 0(0)
pcupdate = 19:43, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
Wright started his career at Millwall as a trainee, but moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1994, and after a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers he joined Crewe Alexandra in February 1998 for a fee of £50,000. At Crewe, his career took off under the guidance of
Dario Gradi, who switched him from the right wing to a creative role in the centre of midfield.
In July 1999, after rejecting the offer of a new contract, he was transferred for a fee of £500,000 to Ipswich, where
George Burleysaw him as a replacement for Kieron Dyer, who had just been sold to Newcastle United. His career thrived under the guidance of Burley but then stalled after he surprisingly opted to move to relegated Leeds United rather than Everton in July 2004.
However he fell out of favour at Leeds in 2005 and was loaned out first to Millwall (where he had started his career) and then, in January 2006, to Saints where he linked up with Burley once more. It took a few weeks for him to regain match fitness but he then shone during the successful run at the tail-end of the 2005-06 season.
After his loan spell ended, he returned to
Elland Roadwhere the remaining year of his contract was cancelled by mutual consent. He returned to Southampton for a trial during pre-season training and signed with the club on 10 July, 2006on a two-year deal keeping him at St Mary's until June 2008.QPR on 30 September 2006.
Wright was released by Southampton on
2 July 2008. During his two years at St Mary's, Wright made exactly 100 appearances, either in midfield or more often at right-back.
11 July, 2008, Wright signed for Blackpool on a one-year deal with the option of a second.cite news
title = Blackpool sign Wright
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackpool/7502642.stm
accessdate = 2008-07-11] He made his debut for the Seasiders on
9 August, 2008in a 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City. However, he suffered an achilles injury in his third league match for the club against Sheffield United on 23 Augustand a month later he underwent an operation which is expected to keep him out of action for up to four months.cite news
title = Midfield Blow For Pool
Wright is the cousin of former Arsenal star
Ian Wright,cite news
last = Moore
first = Glenn
title = FA set to bring in Howe
url = http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19941224/ai_n14854918
accessdate = 2008-09-25] and played alongside Ian's son, Bradley, at Southampton.
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