Aussies Abroad: Bailey Wright extends his time with Sunderland

Bailey Wright has signed a two-year contract extension at Sunderland, as they aim to cement their status in the Championship this season. 

After helping the Black Cats to promotion last month, the Socceroos defender has penned a new two-year deal with Sunderland. 

The 29-year-old was a stalwart last season, making 37 league appearances while captaining the side as the Black Cats returned to England's second tier.

“I’m absolutely delighted to sign a new contract at Sunderland. What a way to finish last season at Wembley Stadium and I’m looking forward to enjoying Championship football this campaign,” Wright told Sunderland media. 

"I can’t wait to get started following my return to training, and to see all of our supporters back at the Stadium of Light next month for the opening game of the season.”

Wright played an important role in Australia's qualification for the FIFA World Cup, starting all three of the Socceroos' matches in June. 

He is back in pre-season training as Sunderland ramp up preparations with a friendly against Rangers on July 10, before kicking off their league campaign at home to Coventry on July 31. 

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