Bailey Wright signs on with Sunderland

Socceroos defender Bailey Wright has re-joined English League One outfit Sunderland after his contract with Bristol City expired at the end of the last season.

Bailey Wright will re-join Sunderland on a permanent two-year deal after initially joining the Black Cats on loan from Bristol City for the second half of the 2019/20 season.

The Socceroos defender departed Bristol City after a three-year stay which saw him named as the Robins’ club captain.

He made quite the impression on Sunderland throughout the back-end of their League One campaign last season with the north-east outfit having kept five clean sheet from the six games that he was a part of.

The 28-year-old is keen to return to the Stadium of Light after an ankle injury combined with the COVID-19 pandemic left him with some unfinished business at the club.

“It feels really good to get the deal done and I just can’t wait to get up to the North East and join the squad,” Wright told

“Although I only worked with the manager for a short spell, I really enjoyed the structure and discipline of the team.”

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Wright brings a wealth of experience to Sunderland having already earned promotion to the English Championship while at Preston North End.

He is confident that he can push his side to promotion this year with the Black Cats already installed as one of the favourites to go up next season.