FORMER Colchester United defender Will Wright has signed for League Two side Swindon Town.

The 27-year-old has linked up with the Robins, having helped Crawley Town to promotion to League One, last season.

Wright told the Swindon website: "I'm buzzing, now it's all done and all real. I'm ready to get going and get my teeth into pre-season.

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"The club speaks for itself and it's such a big club at this level, and even at the league above as well.

"I think the next move after last season's success was a big one for myself, so coming here with the project and the ambition they're setting out, it just felt right."

Wright joined Colchester in 2017 from Hitchin Town and was a regular in their under-23 squad, under Wayne Brown.

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In October 2017, he was drafted into the U's senior squad for the first time for their Football League Trophy match, ironically against Gillingham.

However, he left to join the Daggers on a permanent basis in the summer of 2019 following a successful season-long loan at the East London club, having not made a senior appearance for the U's.

Wright has played nearly 150 times for the Daggers over the last four years, scoring seven times before joining Gillingham in the summer of 2022.

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He spent a year at Priestfield and made nearly 50 appearances for the Gills before last summer joining Crawley, whom he helped win promotion to League One via the play-offs.

Swindon's Head of Football Jamie Russell told the club's website: "We are delighted that Will has joined us from now-League One Crawley, as there was a lot of competition for Will's signature and we are thrilled that he is joining us for the 2024/25 season. 

"Will played over 40 League Two games last season and more importantly, gained promotion which is a key area of our recruitment this summer and can be shown with this signing but also Ollie Clarke at the start of this summer transfer window.

"He not only offers defensive solidity with a promotion-winning mindset, but also he is a threat when attacking too, which can be shown by the number of goal involvements he had in Crawley's season last campaign, and we're really looking forward to seeing him in a Swindon Town shirt soon."