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Wright is going back to where it all began

PUBLISHED: 16:15 24 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:28 05 October 2010

WEST Ham keeper Richard Wright has left the club, for an undisclosed fee, to return to his hometown team Ipswich Town. Wright had been at Upton Park for just a season, but had few opportunities and ended last season on loan, also in the Championship, at S

WEST Ham keeper Richard Wright has left the club, for an undisclosed fee, to return to his hometown team Ipswich Town.

Wright had been at Upton Park for just a season, but had few opportunities and ended last season on loan, also in the Championship, at Southamp-ton.

Now 30, he was once the bright young thing of English goalkeeping and seemed to have a big future in front of him when he left Portman Road for Arsenal for £6 million seven years ago.

But he never really established himself with the Gunners nor with Everton, where he mainly played second fiddle to Nigel Martyn. And when Martyn retired, Everton boss David Moyes brought in American Tim Howard from Manchester United.

Wright, a regular in the England under 21 side, has been called up 28 times to the full England squad, but has only started two England games.

Now he's back where it all began for him, with a move to his first club, hoping to rekindle a career that has dipped badly.

lMeanwhile, Lucas Neill says he's not looking to leave West Ham.

Despite speculation linking him with former boss Mark Hughes and Manchester City, Neill told the Sun: ''I'm a West Ham player. That's the start and finish of it.''

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