Nuneaton Town have moved quickly to announce the arrival of Tommy Wright as player-coach.

Shortly after leaving as player-manager of Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier nuneatonDivision side Corby Town, Wright has joined Boro manager Kevin Wilson in a player-coach role.

The 32-year-old guided Corby to promotion into the National League North in the 2014/15 season. However, last season the club were relegated into the NPL Premier Division.

As a player, Wright has previously played for the likes of Leicester City, Brentford, Blackpool, Barnsley, Walsall, Darlington, Aberdeen, Grimsby Town, Luton, Forest Green Rovers and Tamworth.

The striker will provide valuable experience on and off the pitch to the first-team attacking options, as well as aiding the development of the youth team along with Steve Chettle and Guy Branston.

Discussing the move, Wright said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity. It was a big disappointment to leave Corby. However, I’ve know the Gaffer and chairman Lee Thorn for a long time and it was great when they phoned me up.

“I haven’t played much recently, but hopefully I can get fit and try to get some minutes under my belt. At 32 I still feel I can offer something. I also want to help off the field, providing the younger lads with experience, aid the attackers and work with the youth team alongside Guy and Chetts and help to develop them.”

Manager Kevin Wilson said: “I’m pleased to have him on board. He’ll add experience to the management and the playing group. Once he has gained some match fitness, he’ll be a good addition to the squad. Tommy had a good start to his management career and hopefully whilst he’s here with myself, Chets and Guy, he can continue to develop”.


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