Hartlepool United’s Stephen Wright ready to be ‘Mr Nasty’ against Scunthorpe

Stephen Wright wins a tackle. Picture by FRANK REID
Stephen Wright wins a tackle. Picture by FRANK REID

STEPHEN Wright has put himself forward as Hartlepool United’s “Mr Nasty” in a bid to make his side a more fearsome proposition.

The 31-year-old revelled in the physical challenge presented by Stevenage at the weekend and impressed in his favoured centre-back role.

Wright, who hails from the town of Bootle on Merseyside, has long since carried the reputation of a snarling, no-nonsense defender.

And, with Pools having won just once in eight matches, the former Liverpool and Sunderland star believes it is time the side took on a more fearsome facade.

“You can be nasty on the pitch and a nice person off it and I try to do that,” he told SportMail today as preparations continued for tomorrow’s trip to Scunthorpe United.

“I hope that can bring something to the team and there are a couple of other nasty people in the dressing room – it’s something you either have or you don’t.”

Read more of Wright’s comments in today’s Sportmail.