Josh Wright set to return for rest of season

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Jaybee

Manager, Paul Fairclough expects to sign Charlton Athletic midfield player, Josh Wright today on loan until the end of the season. The 18 year old, who made 14 appearances, plus one as substitute and scored one goal, at Stockport County, in his previous loan spell at the club, earlier this season, is expected to be available for the trip to League Two leaders, MK Dons. He is likely to replace, Michael Leary who serves a one match suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card at Swindon last Saturday.

Wright will be the second arrival in the January transfer window following the signing of Cliff Akurang from Histon. There have been two departures too with Jason Norville moving to Woking and James Cole having his contract cancelled by mutual consent. Cole who failed to make a first team appearance after signing in the summer looks likely to sign for Wivenhoe Town who currently sit bottom of the Ryman League Division One North. Earlier this season he was on loan at Wingate and Finchley.

Norville, whose career, has been plagued with injuries both at Barnet and his previous club, Watford, moves to the Blue Square Premier Club, Woking, who are currently 17th in the table. Norville made 17 starts plus 23 substitute appearances for Barnet, scoring 4 goals, the last of which was the winner at Chesterfield in September.

Paul Fairclough has also transfer listed Giuliano Grazioli and Stephane Seanla. Grazioli who signed from Bristol Rovers in 2003 was top scorer for the club for two seasons running and was also player of the year for 2004 and 2005. He played a major part in the Conference Championship winning season, when he was also voted Conference player of the year. Grazioli has made 122 appearances for the club scoring an amazing 65 goals.

Seanla was signed in the summer after having spent the end of last season at Blue Square North side, Kettering Town, having been released by Watford. He has made 1 start, away at Brentford, and 4 appearances for the Bees. Seanla also played for St.Albans City on loan earlier this season.

Two former Barnet players who are on the move are Guy Lopez who left in 2005 and has signed for Tooting & Mitcham who are currently top of Blue Square Division One South and Adam Gross, who left in the summer, and has signed on loan for Blue Square Premier side, Weymouth.