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Sutton United: Player Spotlight

Posted by Ben Rowland
Posted on Thu 1 Mar 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will host Sutton United on Saturday at the MBI Shay Stadium. With the visitors chasing a place in the Football League next season it will be a tricky match for The Shaymen. In today’s player spotlight, we look at the man that could make all the difference for the visiting London side.

Tommy Wright is the clubs top goal scorer this season and a is a player the Halifax defence need to watch out for. With 11 goals in only 17 starts this season the young striker knows how to find the back of the net.

Wright has also made 14 appearances off the bench making him a weapon for Paul Doswell to bring off the bench and cause havoc for the tiring defenders.

In his time at Gander Green Lane, Wright has scored 21 goals in 68 appearances, giving the 21-year-old an impressive scoring record at the club. This record and the fact that he won player of the month for the club in the first month of the season has helped the striker earn himself a new deal.

Manager Paul Doswell spoke out after the striker signed the new two-year contract at the club saying the player will go far in the game and some Championship clubs have been watching his performances.

Wright hasn’t just scored goals for Sutton United either. Last season he played under dual registration for Salisbury and scored over 50 goals to help the club reach the Southern League play-offs.

If the super striker does start on the bench on Saturday don’t be surprised to see him come off the bench and really test Johnson in goal for Halifax.

However, a player that is more than likely to start for Doswell, is midfielder Craig Eastmond. The former Arsenal player played two clubs for the Gunners when he was younger has dropped down the divisions to play for Sutton United.

The 27-year-old has scored 4 times this season including one in his previous outing in the 4-0 win against Guiseley. He also won the clubs player of the season award in his first season at the club after signing in September 2015.

With all the talent that this Sutton team have. It will be a difficult game for Matty Brown and co. However, new manager Jamie Fullarton will have to get The Shaymen up for this one and hold out the likes of Wright and Eastmond.

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