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Richard Wright signs new Manchester City contract

Richard Wright Manchester City 2012
Richard Wright joined Manchester City in 2012.

Richard Wright has signed a new one-year contract to keep him at Manchester City for a fourth season.

The former England international is yet to make his first-team debut for City and is the third-choice goalkeeper at the Etihad Stadium.

But Wright, 37, also counts as one of only three homegrown players in City's senior squad -- along with Joe Hart and Gael Clichy -- which is significant when they have a full quota of 17 non-homegrown players.

Wright joined City in 2012 after a spell of a few weeks at Preston, where he did not make a first-team appearance.

He began his career at Ipswich and joined Arsenal in 2001, moving on to Everton after a solitary season competing with David Seaman.

He subsequently played for West Ham, Southampton, Sheffield United and in two further spells at Ipswich, for whom his last competitive game came in November 2011.

Wright, who won two England caps, ranked behind Hart and Willy Caballero in the goalkeeping pecking order at the Etihad Stadium last season.

Meanwhile, City also confirmed that young midfielder Jack Byrne has signed a new contract and been loaned out to Dutch club SC Cambuur.


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