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Bailey Wright was one of the signings of the January transfer window.
Arriving at Sunderland on a loan deal until the end of the season, the defender made a huge impact after settling in to life in Phil Parkinson’s side.
The Bristol City man made five appearances for the Black Cats before suffering a season-ending ankle injury which brought an end to his campaign.
That said, he had already shown more than enough to suggest that Sunderland would be interesting in re-signing him if the opportunity arose.
But what do we know about the 27-year-old? Here are two facts about Bailey Wright that you might not have known.
Emigrating to Lancashire
After coming through the ranks at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Bailey Wright made the long trip over to England to really kick-start his career in the game.
Preston North End was the club that he started with after agreeing a two-year scholarship deal.
It didn’t take long for him to break into the first team fold and the central defender made 205 appearances for the Lilywhites before completing his move to current parent club Bristol City.
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The worlds’ biggest stage
Such was his success at Bristol City, Bailey Wright found himself on the cusp of the World Cup.
The centre-back was part of Australia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 competition in Russia, but didn’t make the final cut for the 23-man squad.
That said, Wright has still got plenty of international experience after representing Australia on 24 occasions.