League One outfit Gillingham have announced the exit of midfielder Josh Wright on their official website, with the club and player mutually agreeing to terminate the contract.
The 27-year-old originally joined the Kent side two years ago and swiftly became a fan favourite amongst his role in the Gills’ 2015/16 promotion push under predecessor Justin Edinburgh.
Wright, a former loanee at Gillingham back in the 2008/09 promotion campaign, was also handed the captaincy last season before Edinburgh was given his marching orders after a lacklustre start to the year.
Upon Ady Pennock’s appointment, the ex-Millwall and Leyton Orient man lost the armband but went on a goal scoring run that saw him end the term with an impressive fourteen goals from a midfield role.
Josh Wright will famously be remembered for netting a hat-trick of penalties in less than nine minutes back in March.
Gillingham boss Pennock has stated he is in the market for another midfielder, perhaps as a potential replacement for Wright.
This seems to be a very absurd decision by the club to allow Josh Wright to depart, however, it seems like it was more of the player’s decision than Gillingham.
He’ll undoubtedly be missed by the large percentage of supporters but most could see this from a mile away after his brief appearances during pre-season, proving not to be the player he once was.
Gillingham supporters, will you miss Josh Wright as a footballer and person? Can he be replaced? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!