Australia international Bailey Wright is pleased to have signed a permanent contact with Sunderland following an impressive loan spell earlier in the year. The 28-year-old joined the Black Cats on a short-term loan from Bristol City in January and he played five successive league games where they picked up 12 points with four clean sheets.
“It feels really good to get the deal done and I just can’t wait to get up to the North East and join the squad. Although I only worked with the manager for a short spell, I really enjoyed the structure and discipline of the team. He expects his players to give everything on the pitch and be good people, and we have that culture within the dressing room. We are heading in the right direction and I’m very confident we can achieve our ambitions next season,” He told.
Sunderland finished the previous season in the seventh spot, but dropped one place behind after the points-per-game system was used. They had played a game more than most of the teams and two more than Wycombe Wanderers, who were initially eighth on the table. Wycombe jumped to third from eighth on the table due to PPG and eventually went on to secure promotion to the second tier for the first time in their history.