Rotherham United are delighted to confirm the Deadline Day loan capture of Australian defender Bailey Wright from Sunderland, subject to EFL and FA ratification.
The 30-year-old has completed a temporary switch from the North East until the end of the season after completing the necessary paperwork and medical tests at Roundwood on Tuesday afternoon.
The Melbourne-born defender arrives in South Yorkshire bringing with him a wealth of experience which includes a recent World Cup appearance for the Socceroos in their 1-0 Group D win over Denmark back in November.
Matt Taylor strengthens his hand in defence following news of Sean Morrison’s injury at the back end of last week, with Wright coming in to bolster the department and add further depth alongside the likes of Grant Hall, Cameron Humphreys and Richard Wood.
Wright first landed on English shores with Preston North End having cut his teeth in Australia for the majority of his formative years.
It was with the Lilywhites that he began his senior journey making his debut in a 5-0 destruction of Stockport County in the League Cup in 2010.
He helped PNE to Sky Bet League One promotion before being snapped up by Bristol City for an undisclosed fee in 2017 and earned himself the club captaincy ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
By this time, Wright had long since had his first taste of international football having been included in Ange Postecoglu’s 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Wright’s CV has further decoration in the form of promotion to the Sky Bet Championship with Sunderland and an EFL Trophy triumph whilst with the Black Cats – who he joined permanently in 2020, having initially made a temporary switch to the Stadium of Light.
The central defender has just shy of 350 EFL appearances to his name and has netted 13 goals in that time.
Wright will wear the number 28 shirt whilst with Rotherham United.
Everyone at the club would like to welcome Bailey to AESSEAL New York Stadium and wish him all the best for his loan stint here in South Yorkshire.