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Wright: Andrew James (Andy)

1995-1999 (Player Details)


Born: Leeds: 21-10-1978

Debut: Portsmouth (a) (Unused Substitute): 23-01-1999

60 11st 9lb (2008)

Wright started his career with Leeds turning professional on 26th October 1995 and showed up well at junior level where he was a regular and came on as a substitute in the 1977 Youth Cup Final which Leeds won. He made solid progress into the Reserves and was called up for the first team as a substitute in the Fourth Round Cup-tie at Portsmouth, along with other youngsters Matthew Jones and Tommy Knarvik. Jones and Knarvik both got a run but Wright remained unused on the bench. He was loaned out to Reading in 1998/99, making two substitute appearances, before joining Dutch club Fortuna Sittard, where he made four substitute appearances. Along with Hasney Aljofree, he played a trial game for Norwich Reserves against Swindon Reserves in the Avon Insurance Combination League on 9th February 2000. Wright opened the scoring on ten minutes before goals from Anselin, Joynson and and Aljofree completed the 4-0 rout. Although it would have cost Bruce Rioch nothing to sign Wright, the Manager decided that Wright needed to gain more match fitness if he was to consider adding him to the Carrow Road ranks. Wright moved on to Luton Town on 11th February 2000 for a trial with the Division Two side. In April 2000 Wright had a trial with Ipswich Town. At the end of July 2000, Wright trained with Carlisle United, who seemed keen to sign him after he impressed in a friendly against St Johnstone. After training with Doncaster in the 2001 close season, Wright joined Harrogate Town in the Northern League in September 2001. He moved on to Scarborough in March 2002 but was released the following September, after playing four games. He joined Droylsden in the Unibond Northern League in October 2002 but was there for just a fortnight before moving to Whitby Town, and later joining Bradford Park Avenue in December 2002. He stayed with Park Avenue until he moved to Wakefield & Emley in 2004. He made five starts and two games as a substitute in the League. He later played for Harrogate Town in July 2004 before returning to Wakefield & Emley in September 2004. He scored three goals in the League from nineteen starts and played four games as a substitute, while in the Cup he scored once in four starts in both stints with Emley in that season. He left for Sutton Town in March 2005 but returned to Wakefield & Emley before leaving to play with Stocksbridge Park Steels at the beginning of February 2006. The following month, he joined Worksop Town. After a spell with Stocksbridge Park Steels, he returned to Worksop in the summer of 2007. He moved to Leigh RMI in December 2007 and made fifteen appearances for them in 2007-08. After the relegation of Leigh RMI at the close of season 2007-08, he signed for Blyth Spartans and remained playing in the Conference North. He scored once and made twenty starts and nine games off the bench in the 2008-09 season. On 15th March 2009 he moved to Newcastle Blue Star. On 5th September 2009 he signed for Harrogate Railway.