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BWP signs. Board splash the cash

Bradley Wright Phillips or BWP has become Chris Powell’s first signing joining the club for an ‘undisclosed fee’ but some guess work entirely on my part puts it at around £200,000. Reading pulled out of a £300,000 deal last week because he failed a medical. He has had knee problems for a while but a 2nd opinion showed that his knee is fine to play. Slightly worrying but that explains the length of contract (18 months) and my estimated fee. Of course if his goals can propel us to promotion then it will be a couple of hundred grand well spent.

BWP, son of Ian Wright, is currently Div 3’s top scorer (Jackson along with 3 others is second) and shows some good intent by both the new owners and Powell, and with Eccleston gives us plenty of options up front, although I expect Abbott will be moved on.

Hopefully a defender, remembering that Fry’s loan runs out in early February and someone in midfield who can take set plays will also be on the shopping list, but potentially this is a season-changing signing.

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  1. Ken #

    ..”potentially this is a season-changing signing”.
    Too right. Puts a ‘Spring’ in my step, CA 😉

    January 24, 2011
  2. Su #

    At last, I can say I’m looking forward to seeing the pair of them (and any others) live next week. I’m happy with the signing, get some hungry younger players with something to show.

    January 25, 2011

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