Mark Wright has made an emotional statement after securing his return to football with Crawley last night.

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The 33-year-old played for the Reds in the 2006/07 season under current boss John Yems.

Wright put out an emotional statement on his Instagram after signing for the Reds: "How it started... how it’s going. 12 years later and today I put pen to paper for @officialcrawleytownfc !!

"For 11 years since I fully retired from serious football I’ve missed it every day.

"My life took a complete U-turn when I was 22 and it’s been the best 10.5 years I could have ever dreamed of but my love for the game has never gone away and the fact that I never played a professional game in the Football League has always niggled away at me.

"If I don’t do it now, I never will and at 33, reaching the older side of a professional footballer... it has to be now."


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