David Wright leaves Colchester United

PUBLISHED: 19:04 26 November 2014 | UPDATED: 19:26 26 November 2014

Clenched fist: David Wright celebrates in defiance as the U's come back to make the score 3-2 at Wolves last season. The U's lost 4-2. Wright has today left the U's, by mutual consent.

Clenched fist: David Wright celebrates in defiance as the U's come back to make the score 3-2 at Wolves last season. The U's lost 4-2. Wright has today left the U's, by mutual consent.

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David Wright has this afternoon left Colchester United, by mutual agreement.

The versatile Wright, who has operated mainly as a midfielder for the U’s, but has also filled in as a defender at times, was contracted to the League One club until the summer of 2015.

However, manager Tony Humes and Wright came to an agreement, after a meeting today, with the ex-Ipswich Town veteran’s contract being terminated with an immediate effect.

Wright, aged 34, moved to the U’s in January, 2013, and went on to chalk up 52 senior appearances for the Essex club, 49 of them in the league.

He therefore becomes the latest in a number of experienced players to leave the U’s over the last few months, including striker Clinton Morrison (released last summer) and midfielder Marcus Bean (loaned out to Portsmouth).

In addition, the U’s most experienced defender, Magnus Okuonghae, is set to miss the rest of the season after rupturing an Achilles tendon against Coventry last weekend. Okuonghae will have an operation tomorrow.

Wright has been laid-low by injury in recent weeks, and has only made three appearances all season, all of them as a substitute.

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