The Only Way Is Thurrock
Reality TV star Mark Wright has signed for Blue Square South side Thurrock. The ex-Tottenham and Southend trainee was previously at Heybridge Swifts. He will be in action straight away, as the club play Dartford the same day he signed.
The Only Way Is Essex star Wright is a 24 year old defender, and he can certainly expect to be busy. His new club are currently second bottom in the table, with just two wins from the first thirteen games, and have a less than impressive goal difference of -20. He has also previously played for Crawley Town, Lewes and Rushden & Diamonds, but has never got any stability in his career.
This is not a publicity stunt though. Club chairman Tommy Smith has told the local press that it is a serious signing, and that the player will be an important addition to the team. Time will tell.