Matlock Town boss Steve Kittrick has made his sixth new signing of the summer as goalscoring midfielder Andrew Wright joins up with the Gladiators from Coalville Town for an undisclosed fee.

Wright (22), had a short loan spell at the Proctor Cars Stadium from Lincoln City in 2016/17 but only made a handful of appearances. When he was released by the Imps shortly afterwards, Wright joined Grantham Town where he played a key role in the Gingerbreads’ successful 2017/18 campaign when they were beaten Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division play-off finalists.

When manager Adam Stevens went to Coalville from Grantham last summer, Jacksdale-based Wright followed him and was again prominent, netting seventeen league and cup goals as the Ravens narrowly missed out on a play-off spot in the Southern League Central Premier Division.

Kittrick believes players of Wright’s calibre are worth their weight in gold. “We’ve got a very good player and goalscoring midfielders are very hard to come by. Anyone who can score seventeen goals from midfield will enhance a football team. He’s a good lad and wants to play for Matlock and I’m very glad to have him here.”


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