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Wright's Next Step

27 November 2014

Midfielder beginning to consider coaching opportunities.

With David leaving the U's with his A Licence under his belt, the squad has a youthful feel at present, with only four players over the age of 25.

"He's a solid professional and a good person, all of which lends itself to his coaching career."

"He's been great around the dressing room and supported myself and Richard very well, giving us his insight from a player's perspective.

Tony said: "David picked up the injury just after we took over and, whilst getting back to full fitness, he's seen what we're trying to do and has thought that it might be time for him to look at what the next step of his career might be.

David, who played 52 times for the U's, had his contracted cancelled by mutual consent, and Tony believes he will make an excellent coach should he venture down that route.

Colchester United boss Tony Humes believes that David Wright has one eye on entering the world of coaching, having left the U's on Wednesday.
Tony said: "David was a good go between for us and we'll be looking for David Fox to be taking on that mantle for us now.

"They'll be better off for it in the long run, but this was the first game where we didn't quite have our zip and sharpness and we'll be looking to set that right before the weekend game."

"The Coventry game was perhaps the first one where there was a bit of an indicator that the young players had played a lot of games.

"It's not a problem to me that we have a young squad. It's if players are able to handle it game in, game out – that's the question.

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