STAGS SIGN STRIKER NICK WRIGHT
Nick Wright hat-trick from youtube, versus Newport, April 2012:
Striker signs on
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 11 Jun 2012
Paul Cox has today made his fourth new signing of the summer, with the capture of big striker Nick Wright.
The 24-year-old netted 23 goals from 47 starts and 35 substitute appearances in the past two seasons for Kidderminster Harriers, his former club.
Wright, who stands at 6ft 3 in, started his career with Birmingham City's academy before enjoying spells at Bristol City and Tamworth, amongst other clubs.
Manager Paul Cox told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "Nick is a young player who has the ability to play in the Football League.
"He has a good goal scoring ratio, which I feel we can improve on next season.
"He can play anywhere along the frontline and has pace in abundance," added Cox.
Wright joins Chris Clements, Jamie Tolley and Luke Jones on the list of new signings under Cox this close season
video interview with Nick Wright
Nick Wright becomes the latest to sign for the Stags
The exodus from Aggborough continued this evening with the favourite destination appearing to be Mansfield Town. Following Luke Jones joining up with the Nottinghamshire club on Friday we now have the leading scorer from last season signing up at the One Call Stadium.
With seventeen goals in the back of the net for Nick Wright in the last campaign it was obvious that other clubs ears would prick up and once the offer of more money is on the table then it doesn't take long for the player to start listening. That call came today and Nick listened.
He has already stated that with a first born on the way he needed to earn as much as he could and that was pointedly an observation that he was never going to get that here, leading scorer or not. This annual state of affairs is becoming to get a bit worrying and the feeling is that we will never be able to compete against teams that have coinage in both pockets where we have just the one, holed, pocket.
Nick joined us from Tamworth two seasons ago and I had the privilege of being one of the first to meet him at a sponsors evening. The general opinion was that he was quiet but did enjoy a smile to himself while listening to the conversations going on around him.
He started slowly with us in the first season and was used mainly as an impact sub. This season he seemed to get into the swing of things and so began to score more regularly and also begin to start more games too.
Ironically his most famous goalscoring exploit came from the bench against Newport County when, with the Harriers trailing 2-0 and just four minutes left of the ninety minutes, Nick turned into an animal and smashed three quickfire goals into the County net to leave the visitors shell shocked and the Harriers fans in ecstatic raptures.
Nick had put himself into Harriers folklore.
In his time at Aggborough Nick found the net a total of twenty five times in ninety games and that isn't a bad tally.
We should all wish Nick well at Mansfield and I think he'll need it. He had his detractors here and just as many liked his obvious effort to get on the score sheet but he'll find the fans a lot more fickle at Mansfield than he found us lot here
Nick Wright exits Harriers for Mansfield
Tuesday 12th June 2012
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Kidderminster Harriers striker Nick Wright today continued the Aggborough exodus heading to Blue Square Premier rivals Mansfield.
Last season's 17-goal top scorer signed for the Stags yesterday afternoon, less than a week after defender Luke Jones made the same trip.
Harriers boss Steve Burr had been resigned to Wright's exit, publically, since the start of the month and knew at least two clubs were interested.
The 24-year-old leaves after two years, 90 appearances and 25 goals for the club, including a 10-minute hat-trick against Newport in April.
Jones will be waiting for him at Field Mill and defensive cohort Tom Marshall is the next likely to be out of the door at Aggborough.
Marshall has been looked at by another league rival in AFC Telford and boss Steve Burr has confirmed he's fixed himself up a deal elsewhere.
Burr said: “We would like to have kept both players if we could and put offers to them.
“Luke has obviously joined Mansfield and Tom has managed to secure himself a deal that's better than what we could offer, too.
“But we thank them both for their efforts during their time with us and wish them all the best for their careers going forward.”
The search for replacements continues at Harriers today and boss Burr has been busy talking to potential targets this week.
However, the manager is in no rush to be hasty with new signings with nearly two months to go until the new season begins.
He said: “We have got a lot of meetings this week and are continuing to talk to a lot of players.
“We are still at a time of the summer where everybody from players to clubs are keeping their options open.”
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