Friday, July 3, 1988

Watford signed Nick Wright from Carlisle United for a fee of £100,000.

The effervesecent winger was to play a prominent role in the subsequent promotion season, his appearances frequently consisting of a whirlwind 70 minutes before being substituted in utter exhaustion.

Most memorably, Wright was to score the club's first goal at Wembley Stadium with a bicycle kick in the 1999 play-off final, but an injury picked up early the following season ultimately ended his career.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day