Lincoln United have received the news they feared – captain Sean Wright is to retire on doctors’ advice.
Injury means experienced Wright will not play again and his loss on and off the pitch will be really felt by the Evo-Stik League South club.
A fans’ favourite at Lincoln, the news is not what manager Sam Wilkinson wanted as he prepared the Whites to play Loughborough Dynamo at Ashby Avenue tonight.
“This is devastating for Wright, who is an outstanding player who loves the game and which has always been a very important part of his life,” the club said as they paid tribute to their skipper in a statement.
Saddened to hear.Great player, born leader and top friend. Hopefully still a role to play in a game in which he has already given so much.⚽️ https://t.co/2iIxfSOQVT
— CHRIS HALL (@C_Ha11) September 19, 2017
“He is a superb leader on and off the pitch and an immensely popular figure.”
“Everyone is devastated for him but in the short-term the club will help him seek further opinions on his condition and involve him in team matters – in the longer-term United are sure there is a role for him in our hard work in bringing success to the club.”