Is this the Wright move for Bailey?
Only time will tell. It certainly is an interesting move from the fans perspective.
January 6th saw the confirmation from the club that the rumours circulating for the past
few weeks, (only fuelled by Wright’s omission from match day squad vs Sheffield Wednesday), that Bailey Wright was leaving the club for Bristol City right. Today saw that Bailey had completed his move to Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.
It is a decision that only Bailey and his agent will know the reasons behind. Many can speculate, whether it be money or a change of scenery.
Many Preston fans, myself included, feel like it is a sideways step. Bristol City are in no way a ‘bigger club’ than Preston, which lead some to believe he has moved for the money.
Bailey was at the heart of our defence, playing football week in week out, making over
200 appearances for us in his 8 year spell. He was loved by the fans, for not only his work on the pitch but also for the community work he did off the field. Wright was continually called up to the Australian national team after his performances for Preston so it is easy to see why fans are confused.
Bailey Wright joined Preston in 2009 on a two-year scholarship, which means he has served Preston for 8 years. In that time, he played a vital part in our defence for the 2014/15 season that ended in promotion. He will always be part of the team that broke the play-off curse. That is an awful long time in football, so fair play to him for moving on.
Thank you for the memories Bailey, we wish you all the best in Bristol.