What next for former Rotherham United loanee Bailey Wright?

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The defender is parting company with Sunderland.

ONE of the loanees who helped Rotherham United secure their Championship safety last season is leaving his parent club ... but AESSEAL New York Stadium won't be his next destination.

Centre-half Bailey Wright played eight times during the Millers' survival run-in following his arrival on the final day of the January transfer window from fellow second-tier side Sunderland.

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The Australia international, who had a year left on his contract at the Stadium of Light, has agreed a parting of the ways with the Black Cats by mutual consent.

Wright will now "pursue an opportunity overseas", Sunderland have announced.

The Melbourne-born 30-year-old, whose previous clubs include Preston North End and Bristol City, spent three and a half seasons on Wearside and said: "I've loved my time here and I've had some incredible experiences.

"I look back on what has been an incredible journey - the highs of Wembley wins (2021 Papa Johns Trophy win, 2022 League One Play-off Final victory) to the lows that came before - and I wouldn't change a thing about it.

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"You want to try to leave an impression and ensure the club is in a better place than when you found it. I feel like I've been part of a group that has done that."

Wright suffered concussion seconds into his Rotherham United debut when he came on as a substitute in the 0-0 derby draw with Sheffield United at New York in early February.

Rotherham manager Matt Taylor is an admirer of the player but is already well stocked with central defenders.

This summer, the Millers have re-signed Sean Morrison and Tyler Blackett to add to Cameron Humphreys in that department while the capture of Grant Hall on a full contract after his loan exploits last term is expected to be announced shortly.