Ex-Middlesbrough winger Tommy Wright pleads not guilty to bribery offences

Three men including former Barnsley assistant manager and ex-Middlesbrough winger Tommy Wright have pleaded not guilty to bribery offences.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 4:42 pm
Updated Monday, 24th September 2018, 4:47 pm
Tommy Wright.

Wright, 52, whose address was given as Dark Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , denied two counts of accepting a bribe between April and September 2016 in contravention of sections two and 11 of the Bribery Act 2010, when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Italian Giuseppe Pagliara, 62, of East Drive, Bury, Greater Manchester, and Dax Price, 47, of Susans Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent, pleaded not guilty to two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe.

All three men were granted unconditional bail after a brief hearing and will appear at London's Southwark Crown Court on October 22.

They were charged last month after a Daily Telegraph investigation into English football and the activities of players' agents.