New position for Sean Wright

New position for Sean Wright

By Lincoln United
24 September 2017
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Sean Wright agrees to join the management team and will assist Sam Wilkinson, Stuart Reddington and Martin Burnett with team and coaching matters.

The diagnosis resulting in the need to end Sean's playing career is obviously a massive blow. However, Manager Sam Wilkinson has taken the opportunity keep him involved at the Whites' in a managerial and coaching role.

On the appointment Sam said: 'Wrighty has excellent knowledge of this league and he knows what it takes to be successful.

'More importantly he's Lincoln United through and through as was Chris Hall who we lost the services of at the start of the season.

'Chris has been very hard to replace. He was very close to the players and looked at things from the players point of view, as well as a management perspective.

'I know Wrighty will be very similar and will play a big part in Lincoln United's future.

'I've known Wrighty for ten years having played with him and then managed him.

'I know he will add quality to the management team. Since I made him Captain last season, he's matured and grown into being a true leader and I believe he will continue to do this within a management and coaching role.'

Sam went on to add: 'The news for the player and the club was a heavy blow to take, but somewhere in this diagnosis there is a positive when you consider what has happened to other players over recent years.'

Premiership player Fabrice Muamba suffered a heart attack when playing for Bolton Wanderers and whilst he recovered, was forced to retire due to his condition. Less fortunate was Daniel Wilkinson who collapsed while playing for Shaw Lane during a Northern Premier League Division One South game in 2016.

In memory of the player and to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death in the young (SCD) the Daniel Wilkinson Foundation has been set up to provide funding towards heart screening, defibrillators and CPR/defibrillator training primarily for grass-roots sporting teams.

For further information see the document below.

Mark Hall


The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation

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