Wright had a penchant for the spectacular that season and probably scored the team's second best goal, too. Away at QPR, on a cold Saturday in February, Wright got his sixth of the campaign after just 16 minutes. Ian Grant, writing for the Blind, Stupid and Desperate site, labelled it ‘a strike of blazing brilliance’.
“That one stood out as they were a decent side,” said Wright. “Alec kicked it long out of his hands, the defender slightly misjudged it and I hit a dipping volley into the far corner past Ludek Miklosko. I'd like to say it was from 30 yards, but it was probably closer to 20.”
Wright's first for the club, against Swindon in mid-September, would not have made any end-of-season showreel, but it will stick in the winger's mind for a different reason.
“I scored a minute before half-time from about three yards out, but then I got dragged at half-time. I was feeling good, I'd just scored my first goal and then the manager subs me. To add insult to injury, all the players who hadn't played were made to do laps around the running track at the end and I had to do it. It was a little bit weird having scored.”