Date: 18th July 2008 at 2:18pm
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Aberdeen are on the verge of signing Darlington striker Tommy Wright. But we will have to wait another two weeks until Wright’s knee injury, that he picked up near the end of last season, clears up a bit more in order for him to undergo a medical. Darlington originally refused Aberdeen’s £75,000 offer for Wright, until accepting when the Dons informed them that that was the final offer. Once he has passed his medical, Wright will sign a 3 year deal.

Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood told the Evening Express, ‘The lad is going to be a great signing for us because Scottish defenders will hate playing against him. Tommy is a strong target man and doesn’t get pushed about by anyone.’

‘When you add in Lee Miller and Darren Mackie, who aren’t exactly shy when it comes to getting wired in either, it means we have an abundance of forwards who relish the tougher side of the Scottish game. There will be occasions when we play all three in the same game and I’m sure the Dons fans will enjoy watching that.’

Wright’s goalscoring record looks very promising. Last season he scored 15 goals in 45 appearances for Darlington and he seems to be a favourite with the Darlington faithful.

On a Darlington forum one fan wrote: ‘He will run into a wall for you. 100% effort every game.’

Another wrote: ‘He chases things down all the way to the corner flag.’

Tough, puts in the effort and scores goals? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? It all seems a bit reminiscent of a certain Dean Windass.