IK Sirius Fotboll have announced the signing of Sierra Leone defender Kevin Wright on a two-year deal until 2024.

The former Fredrikstad defender has been handed a new chance to continue his trade with another Swedish side.

The 26-year-old spent the last two seasons playing for Örebro in the Swedish top-flight, where he made 68 Allsvenskan performances.

“I think Sirius’ style of play suits my way of playing football. I’m an offensive wingback. I like to come forward offensively and hit posts. I like to dribble and I like to show my qualities. Since Sirius plays with wingbacks, I think that this way of playing means that I will bring out most of my qualities, ” Wright told the club’s website. 

On 24 October 2016, Sirius defeated Halmstads BK 1–0 as they were promoted to the Allsvenskan for the first time in 42 years since the 1973–74 season.

Early career

Wright joined Premier League giants Chelsea at aged 11 and worked his way through the youth ranks to earn his first professional deal at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013.

He was part of Chelsea‘s academy in 2005 and went on to play for the club’s development squad between 2014 and 2016 before his departure. 

Facts Kevin Wright:

Position : Left-back

Age : 26 (born 1995)

Parent club: Chelsea FC.

Previous clubs: Carlisle United, Fredrikstad FK, Degerfors IF, Örebro SK.

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