Plymouth Argyle certainly aren’t resting on their laurels at the top of League One. Two new signings had already been made and now there is a third name to shout about. Blackpool’s Callum Wright is the latest arrival at Home Park.
Callum Wright is the Newest Member of the Green Army
🖊️ A massive welcome to @homeparkstadium to @calllum10wright, who becomes January transfer #3
Read all about Callum, here. ⤵️#pafc #incoming
— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Argyle) January 4, 2023
All About the Winter Addition
Plymouth Argyle fans are in a positive state of surprise at the moment with the permanent transfers being made. A shoe-string budget has normally led to loan moves and free transfers making up the bulk of the recruitment.
Ben Waine and Saxon Earley already came through the door for undisclosed fees and a third has been announced. Callum Wright has made the move to Devon following a very brief stint with Blackpool in the Championship.
Wright’s career has been fascinating to date, with his senior career beginning at the King Power Stadium after playing for a number of youth teams. His breakthrough at Leicester City never amounted to any professional appearances and so he went in search of more regular football.
The 22-year-old enjoyed two separate loan spells with League Two outfit Cheltenham Town, in which he found himself as a footballer. A permanent move to Bloomfield Road ensued, the home of Blackpool, back in the September of last year. Just ten appearances in the second-tier later, Wright is now a Plymouth Argyle player.
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Where Does Callum Wright Fit Into Schumacher’s Plans?
Callum Wright made his final league appearance for the Tangerines when he entered the fray against Sunderland on New Year’s Day, with just minutes remaining. He hasn’t played a whole lot recently – October was his most prolific month as he played three full 90 minutes in a row.
In these appearances, Michael Appleton primarily deployed him in the middle of the park, with an ability for him to go both forwards and backwards. Depth is most needed in the Plymouth Argyle squad in a more reserved role – injuries have piled up the pressure on Jordan Houghton and Adam Randell to stay fit and deliver. Elsewhere on the field, the loss of Morgan Whittaker is a major blow.
Absolutely delighted to have signed for Argyle, cannot wait to get started! Let’s see what we can achieve this year 😁💚 pic.twitter.com/NqAw7F4MrD
— Callum Wright (@calllum10wright) January 4, 2023
Wright’s origins are in and around the Liverpool era and his idolising of Steven Gerrard is hopefully foreshadowing what he’ll bring to the table at Home Park. One major loss in the last 12 months was that of Panutche Camara, a fan’s favourite who joined Ipswich Town.
Camara’s absence is felt at times in spite of the form of Randell and co, making this signing a very savvy one indeed. Callum Wright could well enjoy a very successful career in the colours of Plymouth Argyle.