Harrogate Town striker Tommy Wright leaves to become Corby Town boss

Wright's exit is likely to hand Liam Hardy more chances
Wright's exit is likely to hand Liam Hardy more chances
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Summer recruit Tommy Wright has left Harrogate Town to become joint manager at Calor League Premier Division side Corby Town.

Wright struggled to make an impact in his short time at the CNG Stadium.

He made just three substitute appearances for Town, scoring one goal in the 5-0 demolition of North Ferriby United.

The former Aberdeen and Darlington striker has moved on with immediate effect.

He was released from his contract by mutual consent.

Town boss Simon Weaver said the opportunity for the 28-year-old was too good to refuse as he sought a career in management.

Weaver said: “He did well coming of the bench a couple of times for us and he scored a cracker against North Ferriby.

“He was a great character to have on and off the pitch. But he has gone to further his career.

“I couldn’t stand in his way and we didn’t demand a fee. That wouldn’t have been morally the right thing to do.”

Weaver said Wright’s exit would provide more chances for forwards Liam Hardy and Harrogate Railway loanee Paul Beesley.

“Paul is looking sharper and sharper,” said the gaffer.

“The job Railway are doing is definitely fulfilling the job we wanted. He’s been the best player in training this week.

“Liam Hardy came off the bench and was he game’s sharpest player at Telford. It’s a great opportunity for them”