Salford City is excited to announce the loan signing of Tyreik Wright from Aston Villa!
The 19-year-old arrives at The Peninsula Stadium on a season-long loan from the Premier League side, looking to build up his experience of senior men’s football.
An exciting wide player, he already has a grasp of League Two after spending the second half of last season on loan at Walsall where he made 16 appearances, including one against Salford. He also featured against Salford for Aston Villa Under-21s in the EFL Trophy in September 2019.
In addition the youngster has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level from Under-17s to Under-21s, and he has high expectations for the season ahead.
“I’m absolutely delighted [to sign], it’s a big club, big ambitions for the season, absolutely delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get started!
“It’s kind of a new group so it’s going to take a while to gel together but the ambition for the season is definitely to get promoted.
“I loved my experience at Walsall, I played out of position too so it’s a different kind of experience for me, and what I’ve learned is that it’s a very physical league, demanding as well, and there’s no easy game here.
“I’m looking forward to it, I just want to get on the pitch and show the Salford fans what I can do.”
After capturing his eighth signing of the summer, Gary Bowyer commented:
“He’s someone that we identified from when he played for Walsall on loan; in the build-up to the game when we watched him we were impressed with what he brought and then we were delighted that night when he wasn’t named in the starting XI because he’s an exciting player and can get past people!
“We’re thankful to Dean Smith and Aston Villa for allowing us to bring him here, obviously he’s got competition and he’s got to earn his shirt but we’re excited with being able to get the deal done and we look forward to him progressing and building on what was a really good loan at Walsall for his first one.
“We spoke to people who were there at the same time and they could only say good things about him.”
Tyreik will wear the number 7 shirt, and is eligible for tonight’s game at Crawley Town.
Welcome to The Ammies Tyreik, and we wish you a successful stay with us!