Time Wright for Nick’s return to Aggborough

LOOKING FOR GOALS: Striker Nick Wright (left) is happy to be back in Worcestershire with Worcester City after leaving Kidderminster Harriers in 2012.

LOOKING FOR GOALS: Striker Nick Wright (left) is happy to be back in Worcestershire with Worcester City after leaving Kidderminster Harriers in 2012.

First published in Sport

IT has been nearly two-and-a-half years since Nick Wright enjoyed arguably his most famous moment at Aggborough.

On April 9, 2012, the striker came off the bench for Kidderminster Harriers against Newport County to score a hat-trick in the final 10 minutes for a 3-2 victory that will go down in the club’s folklore.

The amazing feat turned out to be one of his last acts in a Harriers shirt before a move to Mansfield Town.

Since then, Wright has struggled to replicate the form that saw him net 23 times for Kidderminster, with his stint at Field Mill and then Lincoln City proving nowhere near as fruitful.

Although he returned to Harriers on loan briefly at the end of last season, Wright left Lincoln in the summer and linked up with tenants Worcester City.

Being back at Aggborough seems to have had the desired effect as he scored twice on his debut in the 2-2 draw against Stalybridge Celtic in the Vanarama Conference North curtain-raiser.

Despite not having found the net in the four subsequent games, Wright is happy to be in familiar surroundings.

“It makes it a lot easier for me at Aggborough, it feels like home for me,” he said.

“I just want to play football and enjoy it because I haven’t enjoyed it leaving Kidderminster as I was away from my family but it’s nice to be at home.

“Worcester just seemed the right option.

“I had a great start but slowed down a bit.

“The first game was on adrenaline but I am still trying to get my fitness.

“I haven’t played many back-to-back 90 minutes in the last two years due to injuries and the commute from Birmingham, where I live, to Lincoln didn’t help my body.”

As well as his Stalybridge brace, Wright has shown glimpses of the form that made him a hit at Harriers, particularly in last Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Tamworth.

He is hoping more goals will follow and believes Worcester, who host North Ferriby United on Saturday, are closing in on their first victory.

From there, the 26-year-old sees a bright future for Carl Heeley’s squad. Wright said: “I spoke to Carl and Matt Gardiner (assistant manager) and I think the whole team needs to score more goals.

“You can’t put it down to one player but I want to bring goals to the team.

“You can never say you deserve to win games but we are not far away.

“Once we get one win I think we will be pushing for the play-offs because we have got a good squad.

“It’s a young team but it’s got experience with myself, Danny Jackman and Wayne Thomas.

“From what I have seen, there’s nothing to be afraid of in this league. It looks like any side can beat anyone on their day but we need to win a game soon.”

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