Kevin Wright: Carlisle United sign ex-Chelsea defender on short-term basis

Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright never played a full first-team game for Chelsea

Carlisle United have signed defender Kevin Wright on a short-term deal, that expires on 2 January 2017.

Wright, 20, had been with former club Chelsea since the age of 10, and signed a professional deal in 2013.

Injuries hampered his first-team progress at Stamford Bridge, although the full-back did play youth team, reserve and under-21 games.

"It's very exciting for me, it's been a long journey since I left Chelsea," Wright told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"I'm excited and in love with the fans and the club already."

The Waltham Forest-born player has been on trial at Carlisle for some time, and is joined at Brunton Park by the returning Alexander McQueen, who has also agreed a short-term contract.

Wright admits his Chelsea departure was tough to take, having been so close to the club since childhood.

"It was quite upsetting because it was a big part of my life for so long,"

"That said, I was also ready to take the next step and start pushing for first-team football because that's my end goal."

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