Despite staying at the Stadium of Light, the 29-year-old only accumulated 38 minutes of football in the first six games of the season at Sunderland.

Wright has the in three of the club’s next four League One competitions The Australian international joined The Black Cats in January 2020 on a six-month loan deal.

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Wright made the deal permanent that summer and signed a two-year deal with League One promotion hopes.

Wright’s experience in this division helped Preston North End move up from England’s third division in 2015 and continued to grow The campaign will prove invaluable.

Speaking to Football Insider about Wright’s role on this Sunderland team, Phillips said, “I just don’t think Sunderland could have afforded to let him go and they can neither does it in January.

“He plays a central role when he plays and in the locker room it looks like he has a lot of respect and authority. You need that kind of leadership skills to get the younger players going promote.

“I think we’ll see him at least until the end of the season and maybe longer.

” It’s great that he has a good relationship with the manager too. One of the greatest things What struck me is that Lee Johnson has a fantastic relationship with this group of players.

Wright has shown that he can be a top performer at League One level, and he has the experience and expertise to bring the Black Cats back to the championship.

The 0 : Saturday’s 4 loss at Portsmouth certainly hurt a brilliant start to the season, but having a player like Wright on the team will help them recover.

With the competition for spots on the Sunderland backline, Wright arrives not just in the team, he has to keep working and pocket to secure a starting place.

It remains to be seen whether further interest will be shown in January. Wright is under a 12 month contract and could be an excellent addition to several third clubs.