Mark Wright has revealed what made him nervous about chasing his dream of becoming a professional footballer.

The 33-year-old played football as a youngster, but after only playing in the non-league he left to pursue a career in TV.

He appeared in TOWIE and has also gone on to present shows on both TV and radio.

However, with Wright looking to make it as a professional footballer Crawley head coach John Yems invited him to come down and train with his side.

After impressing in training Wright signed on a non-contract basis in December.

But Wright admits he was nervous about one thing when joining the Reds.

Speaking on the BBC documentary which follows him signing for Crawley, he said: “The main thing I am nervous about here is not the standard, it’s not the fans, it’s the boys at the club.

“The last thing I want them thinking is that it has got to be a publicity stunt.

“It is not that I have been here for two-and-a-half months and I want to play football and they saw that from day one.”

Crawley assistant manager Lee Bradbury is confident Wright can have an impact on the squad.

He said: “I am confident he can nail a position in the team down.

“He can be part of a successful team hopefully and successful meaning if we can be in the top half of the table or even reach the play-off’s this season.

“But most importantly be part of a really good group that has a good work ethic and good comradery.

“I think that is key to him and he is that type of lad and he can bring both that experience and personality to the team.”

You can watch Mark Wright: The Last Chance on BBC iPlayer now.

Wright did make his first appearance for Crawley off the bench in their 3-0 win over Leeds United in the FA Cup third round this afternoon.

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