Sheffield United defender delighted with League One loan move

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Sheffield United defender Jake Wright has revealed he is delighted to be at League One Bolton Wanderers and is looking to impress during his stay in Lancashire.

Wright was one of nine Deadline Day signings made by new Wanderers boss Keith Hill during a frantic rebuilding process following the last-minute completion of the club’s takeover by Football Ventures.

It was the straightforward approach adopted by Hill during negotiations that convinced Wright to sign a six-month loan deal and the thirty-three-year-old has no regrets over his decision. Speaking to the Sheffield Star about the move he said: ‘I know it was a stressful time for him (Hill), but to get a call that quickly shows that he really wanted me here and that means a lot.’

‘There was no messing around. As soon as he asked me if I would be interested in playing for Bolton, I was 100 per cent.’


The experienced campaigner joined the Blades from Oxford United in 2016 and was an influential member of the side that won promotion to the Championship in his first season. Indeed, the Blades never lost during the 2016/17 campaign when Wright was in the team. However, since then he has gradually slipped down Chris Wilder’s pecking order and was placed on the transfer list at the end of last season.

The centre-half now hopes to repay the faith Hill and his assistant David Flitcroft showed in him with some stellar performances in the famous white shirt.

Our View

Wright’s had a decent career, and he is still an excellent League One defender.

He is sure to help what is still a very young squad cope with the rigours of EFL football and provide Keith hill with leadership in the dressing room and on the pitch.

It would not surprise us to see the initial deal extended or made permanent at some stage.

An outstanding piece of business by Hill, in our view.

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