Tyreik Wright | First Interview
Tyreik Wright’s career so far has seen him always looking for the next step – and it says a lot for Argyle that he has chosen to take his next one with us.
Wright, from County Cork in Ireland, joined Aston Villa as a 15-year-old, and having played youth football with the Villans, has spent time on various loans to get EFL experience.
By his own admission, initial spells with Walsall, Salford City and Colchester City could have gone better, but things seemed to click for the attacker at Bradford City in the first half of the season, as he scored four times and earned plaudits from the Bantams faithful.
Ty was clearly enjoying his time at Valley Parade, but on hearing the interest from Argyle, who have signed the 21-year-old for an undisclosed fee, he decided it was time to take his latest step forward.
“I’m absolutely buzzing with the move,” Ty told Argyle TV. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the lads, to play in front of the fans, and show them what I’ve got.
“[At Villa], I was playing with great players, training with the first team. It’s Premier League standard, and it makes you a better player. They gave me a platform to go on in my career.
“My first few loans didn’t go the way I wanted them to, but that is all part of developing and learning. My most recent loan, at Bradford, has been my best one, and I was ready to take the next step in my career.
“I absolutely loved it at Bradford. They welcomed with open arms straight away. I got to know the lads and got to play in front of 17,000 fans every week. I loved my time there, but when Argyle came knocking on the door, I couldn’t turn it down. It’s a step to the next level, and I’m looking forward to it.
“The position in the table [helps]. It’s a great club with great history. I want to take the next step in my career. I want to play at the highest level possible. It was a no-brainer really.”
Tyreik has played for Ireland at numerous age group levels, including several appearances for the Under-21s, where he has linked up with Finn Azaz, who coincidentally is on loan at Argyle, from Aston Villa.
Now that Wright is set to wear another shade of green, he has told the Green Army to expect attacking flair and directness, something that will no doubt warm their hearts.
“I’ve loved putting on the green jersey,” said Tyreik. “Representing your country is a massive privilege and honour. Hopefully the next step is senior level.
I think I am an exciting player. I like to get the fans off their seats. I love one-v-ones, taking my man on and I’m quite quick as well.”