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Blues sign former Crow as a delisted free agent

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Matthew Wright of the Crows tackled by Luke Breust of the Hawks during the 2015 AFL round twelve match between the Adelaide Crows and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on June 18, 2015. (Photo by AFL Media)
Matthew Wright has joined Carlton

DELISTED Adelaide midfielder Matthew Wright has earned a second AFL chance after Carlton signed the 25-year-old as a free agent.

The former Crow, who has played 94 games in six seasons, joined the Blues on Thursday as a delisted free agent, one day before the NAB AFL Pre-Season and Rookie drafts.  

Wright was recruited as a rookie ahead of the 2010 season and soon established himself with the Crows. He slid in 2015, however, and finished the season in the SANFL. 

Carlton list manager Stephen Silvagni said Wright would add depth to the Blues, who were undergoing an extensive list overhaul.

"Matthew is an inside midfielder-forward with clean hands who's a good set shot and quick around the packs," Silvagni said.

"Importantly, he's also a quality person who will bring experience and leadership to our team.
"With Matthew, our new draftees and the players we secured through the trade period, our list is taking shape.

"We believe we've got some terrific talent through the door and now we're looking forward to seeing our list grow and develop under coach Brendon Bolton."

Wright becomes the 18th recycled player on the club's list. 

THE BLUES' RECYCLED 18
B:
Kristian Jaksch (GWS), Sam Rowe (Sydney Swans), Matthew Dick (Sydney Swans)
HB: Sam Docherty (Brisbane Lions), Lachie Plowman (GWS), Andrejs Everitt (Western Bulldogs, Sydney Swans)
C: Liam Sumner (GWS), Mark Whiley (GWS), Sam Kerridge (Adelaide)
HF: Jed Lamb (Sydney Swans, GWS), Andrew Phillips (GWS), Matthew Wright (Adelaide)
F: Cam Wood (Brisbane Lions, Collingwood), Liam Jones (Western Bulldogs), Jason Tutt (Western Bulldogs)
Foll: Dan Gorringe (Gold Coast), Dale Thomas (Collingwood), Ed Curnow (Adelaide)