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Not sure if he's worked with Wright elsewhere, but think at Bristol, he was always one of the first names on the teamsheet....Johnson properly rates him, can definitely see him not wanting Wright to leave
He missed the first part of the third season due to injury and the clubs seemed replaced him in his absence with better players, so for the remainder of that season he was in and out of the starting line up.
The first half of following season he barely featured for Bristol (not sure if he was injured or it was simply falling down the pecking order) and Johnson allowed him to move to Sunderland in January. After that his contract expired and he signed a permanent deal with Sunderland.
Johnson seems to hold him in high regard as a leader and character in the dressing room and even when he was replaced as a regular starter he retained club captaincy at Bristol. I imagine if he stays at Sunderland he'll possibly end up the captain for the coming season too. So i think if it was down to him alone he'd want to keep him, but it seems like the new ownership are less keen to keep him around.