Wright to fight for place
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Richard Wright has vowed to fight for his place at Everton.Richard Wright has vowed to fight for his place at Everton.
The England international keeper has battled back to full fitness following knee surgery, but his route to the first team has been blocked by the exemplary form of veteran shot-stopper Nigel Martyn.
Wright, who has been restricted to Carling Cup and reserve action, claims it is tough to accept not being in the team, but the 27-year-old says he has no plans to cut his losses and walk away from the club.
"I'm not going to give up," he told the club's website. "I'm not going to walk away. I'm just going to work hard and hopefully gain my first-team place back.
"Initially when I didn't get in the team it did get me down, and I told the manager that and he's been great.
"I don't accept not playing - I want to be playing. I'm not learning to deal with it, I'm just dealing with it. I don't want to ever learn how to deal with that."
Wright has vowed to catch the eye of manager David Moyes, as he added: "I'll keep working hard in training, hopefully keep playing well in the reserve games and take it from there and wait for my opportunity.
"It is frustrating. But hopefully the manager will see what I'm trying to do, and hopefully that will show him how much I want to be in the first team."