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Cork teenager Tyreik Wright moves to Walsall on loan from Aston Villa

Thu, Jan 14 2021

Credit: Aston Villa

Cork teenager Tyreik Wright has joined Sky Bet League Two side Walsall from Aston Villla. 
 
The quick footed winger will spend the rest of the season at The Saddlers who are currently 11th in the fourth division of English football. 
 
The 19-year-old has played 14 times for Villa’s under-23s this season and scored twice and assisted three times.
 
Wright started out playing for Lakewood Athletic in the Cork Schoolboys League and he signed a scholarship deal with Villa after impressing on trial in 2018.
 
The winger is perhaps best known for his performances for the Republic of Ireland at underage level.
 
In 2017 he was a part of the team which won the Victory Shield and in 2018 Wright was on Colin O’Brien’s team which lost the quarter final of the European Championships in controversial circumstances to The Netherlands.
 
Wright has also represented the Republic of Ireland's under-19s and has scored five goals from nine caps.
 
Walsall’s next game is against Oldham Athletic and it will be played on Saturday the 16th of January with a 3 pm kick-off. 

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