Joe Wright has signed a new contract with Doncaster Rovers, extending his stay at the Keepmoat Stadium until the summer of 2021.
The talented twenty-three-year-old defender has played eighty-one times for Rovers since joining from Huddersfield Town in 2016. He was part of the squad that won promotion to League One in his first season.
He told the clubs website that he was “really happy to get this deal over the line, I’ve been talking to the club for a while, so I’m delighted to get it sorted.”
“I’m a Yorkshire lad, so this place feels like home to me, I’ve settled in over the past couple of years and made some very good friends here.”
Wright has been out injured with an ankle problem since the end of October when he scored in Rovers 2-1 defeat at Coventry.
Speaking about the news to the Doncaster Free Press, Donny boss Grant McCann was understandably happy Wright had committed his immediate future to the club.
He said, “we’re delighted because when he’s fit and firing, he’s one of the best centre-halves in the league.”
Wright was enjoying an excellent season until his injury and is scheduled to have a second injection in his troublesome ankle this week in his effort to return to first-team action.
McCann was confident of getting the player back in his starting line up soon. He told the Free Press “He’s doing well with his fitness work with the physio. We’re hoping he’ll enjoy back in with training on Thursday and Friday after the injection.”
“The weekend will come too soon for him but he may be involved in some form, we’ll see how he goes.”
Rovers are on cup duty at the weekend as they entertain third round giant-killers Oldham Athletic In the fourth round of the FA Cup.
They are in seventh position in League One, just outside the play-off places.
A very talented player and popular with the supporters this is an excellent piece of business by Doncaster Rovers. League One is very competitive this year with a lot of big clubs vying for promotion. Donny will have had a fantastic season if they make the playoffs and having a fit Joe Wright will be a massive boost towards reaching that goal. They also have a real chance of progressing through to the fifth round of the Cup on Saturday which would bring the possibility of a money-spinning fifth-round tie. McCann is doing a good job, and it looks like an exciting time to be a Donny Fan.