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Southampton capture keeper Wright

Richard Wright
Wright is an experienced campaigner

Southampton have completed the signing of keeper Richard Wright on a one-month loan deal from West Ham.

Wright, 30, is second choice to Robert Green at Upton Park and has made just three Carling Cup outings this season.

The ex-England stopper is set to make his debut in the relegation battle against Coventry on Saturday.

"I am delighted to have got Richard," Southampton manager Nigel Pearson told the club's website. "He is a proven goalkeeper with plenty of experience."

Southampton made the move after losing three keepers in a month to injuries.


First-choice keeper Kelvin Davis is out after dislocating a finger when he caught it in another player's shorts.

Bartosz Bialkowski was ruled out for the season after his thumb got in the way of a goal-line clearance while playing for the reserves.

And, Michael Poke, only recently recalled from a loan spell at non-league Torquay, suffered an ankle-ligament injury during the warm-up ahead of Saints' 5-0 drubbing at Hull - although he completed the game.

Pearson added: "It is a bizarre run of injuries but there is no point being negative.

"We had to address the situation and I am very pleased to have Richard on board."

see also
Hull 5-0 Southampton
15 Mar 08 |  Championship
Pericard makes Southampton move
14 Mar 08 |  Southampton
Ricketts on trial at Southampton
12 Mar 08 |  Southampton

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