The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

A STATUE of one-club man Peter Wright was un­veiled on Thurs­day at the site of Colch­ester United’s for­mer Layer Road home.

Wright, who played more than 400 times for the U’s, died in Oc­to­ber 2012, aged 78. But the winger will now be for­ever re­mem­bered with Colch­ester Bor­ough Coun­cil hav­ing part-funded the trib­ute.

Wright’s for­mer team­mate Bobby Hunt said: “Peter would have been very proud. He’d have been pleased as punch.

“Peter was a great player, prob­a­bly the best I ever played with. He had ev­ery­thing: pace, trick­ery, was good in the air and he could also score goals.”

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