Josh Wright

Born: 6/11/1989

Position: Midfielder

Squad number: 44

Profile: Born in Tower Hamlets, East London, Wright came through Charlton’s youth academy.

He represented England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 level,  making a total of 18 appearances and captaining the U17 side on numerous occasions.

After making only two senior appearances for Charlton, Wright spent an entire season on loan at Barnet, where he made 32 appearances, scoring his first senior goal in the process.

He spent two further loan spells at Brentford and Gillingham, totaling 10 appearances, before being signed by Scunthorpe in 2009.

Despite not scoring a league goal in 71 appearances for The Iron, Wright bagged a memorable 30-yard screamer against Manchester United in the League Cup in 2009.

He left Scunthorpe in the summer of 2011 after failing to agree terms on a new contract.

Wright was offered a two-month deal by Millwall in November 2011, which he signed, before extending that deal until the end of the season.

He quickly formed an effective partnership with Jimmy Abdou in the centre of midfield and scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 away win at Burnley, a strike that subsequently won Millwall’s goal of the season award.

After an impressive first 18 games for the Lions, Wright signed a three-year contract at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Did you know: Wright is the brother of The Only Way Is Essex stars Jessica and Mark Wright.

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