Hartlepool United part with defender Stephen Wright

Hartlepool United have released defender Stephen Wright following the expiry of his short-term deal at Victoria Park.

The 31-year-old, brought to the club by former head coach Mick Wadsworth, has been limited to 11 appearances for Pools by an Achilles injury.

Wright's last first-team appearance came in November's 1-0 home defeat by Preston North End.

He will continue to train with Pools in his search for a new club.

Merseyside-born Wright began his career with home-town club Liverpool, before going onto join Crewe, Sunderland, Stoke City, Coventry, and Brentford.

Top Stories

Get Inspired Activity Finder

Run by the BBC and partners

Find ways to get active near you:

For more ideas, information and inspiration, visit bbc.co.uk/getinspired