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Best wishes to Bailey Wright

Bristol City have wished club captain Bailey Wright all the best as he becomes a free agent following the end of his contract.

The Australian international, who joined the Robins from Preston North End in January 2017, leaves after making 83 appearances.

City Head Coach Lee Johnson said: “We’ve all been honoured to have such a great individual as well as a quality footballer at Bristol City. He has been a good influence and a role model and I cannot speak highly enough of him. We wish him all the best in his future career.”

Wright captained City consistently through the 2017/18 season but injuries have hampered his involvement over the last two campaigns and he linked up with the Sunderland for the second half of a League One season subsequently curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite being on loan at the Black Cats, Wright played a leading role in the smooth discussions around the players’ wage deferrals during the pandemic.

And the Robins will always hold a special place in his heart, with the 27-year-old saying: “It’s been an honour to play at Bristol City and I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy some good times with some great people.

“It’s always emotional when you leave a club but I want to thank everyone – players, staff and fans, who’ve been brilliant. I want to wish the club all the best for the remainder of the season. It’s been a pleasure to see the club’s ambition grow and grow and I am excited for the club’s future and also my own.”

Following the July 1st registration date with the English Football League, City can also announce that free transfers have been given to young professionals James Burford, Ricardo Rees, Aaron Sainsbury, Marcus Day and Harvey Smith as well as to 2nd year scholars Jago Lott, Max Williams, Jamie Taylor and Will Gould.

We are thankful to these players for their years of dedication to Bristol City and we look forward to continuing to support them in their transition to new ventures.

Meanwhile, Liam Walsh, Coventry City Players’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year during his loan spell which helped the Sky Blues win promotion to the Sky Bet Championship, Niclas Eliasson and George Nurse have all had one-year options on their contracts exercised by the club.

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