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Wright Move For Tommy

20 February 2014

Tommy Wright is delighted to be back at Boundary Park for his fourth spell with Latics.

After leaving the club in 2009, Wright went on to enjoy a successful spell with Chesterfield, winning the League Two title and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Speaking about how the move came about, he said: "I was just scouting for John Sheridan at Plymouth Argyle and the gaffer here asked me what I was doing. We had a quick meeting and I decided to come back until the end of the season."

"Nothing has changed around the place, it's only the players that have. It's a good family club and I'm delighted to be back."

Wright was the assistant manager at the Spireites when Lee Johnson arrived on loan in 2011 and felt that was part of the reason behind getting the job. 

"We used to speak quite a lot when he signed for Chesterfield and we seemed to have the same ideas," explained Wright. "He must have enjoyed the time we had there and he just asked me to become part of the team.

"I've been brought in to help with the coaching, bring a bit of experience and help as much as I can."

Looking ahead to the game on Saturday against Gillingham, the number two believes it's a game Latics should be winning.

"I know a lot about Gillingham as they were in the same division as Chesterfield last season. I've seen them a few times this year and their team hasn't changed that much.

"They are well organised and have an experienced man in charge but it's certainly a game that we can win."

Watch the full interview now on Latics Player.

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