Richard on the Wright road
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Ipswich Town keeper has had a torrid 12 months with injuries, but feels he is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery in America a fortnight ago.
Wright has been given the all-clear to return to training but knows he faces a long road ahead.
"It has been a frustrating 12 months," Wright told Sky Sports News. "I had the knee injury last January then had a silly shoulder injury. I played a few games in pre-season but then got injured.
"But I am looking forward to the New Year and hope it will be a good one for me.
"I am positive and Dr Steadman was positive also and fingers crossed everything is okay and I hope to be able to play injury free again."
Wright is not prepared to set any lofty aims, but hopes England coach Sven Goran Eriksson will keep a watchful eye on his progress.
He said: "Initially (my aim) is to get back in the Everton team because Nigel is playing well but I need to get back in and if I can do that and play to a high standard, hopefully Mr Eriksson can get me involved again."