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25 September 2013

Former Blue happy to be back at Portman Road coaching the youngsters but insists he still feels okay to carry on playing career

He may have left Portman Road as a player back in 2010 but David Wright is back at Town in a slightly different capacity these days.

The full-back, who turns out for near-neighbours Colchester United these days, is back with the Blues in a coaching role, helping out with Town’s U15 side.

“I phoned Bryan [Klug] up and asked if there would be an opportunity to come back to the Club and work with the Academy and last year I was helping out with a number of sides here,” explains the former Wigan man.

“This year I was asked back by the Club with the intention to focus on the U15s alongside their manager, John Cooper and I’ve been really enjoying it. Coaching is something I want to get into and it’s been great helping out and learning my trade.”

Whilst he’s enjoying his coaching duties at Town, David admits that he would quite fancy a crack at being in the managerial hotseat in the future.

“That’s the end game, long-term and I would like that but I know that I’m a long, long way off that,” he said.

“In my mind I’m very focused and prepared and I want to learn my trade by working my way up the age groups. I think doing it that way is the right way to go about it and should that opportunity ever arise, I feel I will have the tools to be able to cope with it.

“I enjoy working the kids and I’m very happy doing that, I’m just grateful to Ipswich for giving me that chance and I’m looking to learn as much as I possibly can.”

Although he’s now on the other side of the pitch, don’t expect to see the full-back hanging up his boots for a tracksuit just yet though.

“I’m still at Colchester, still playing and enjoying my football down there. I still feel fit, the body feels good and I want to carry on playing as well.” 

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