The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright joins Thurrock

Mark Wright
Wright has also played for Crawley and Grays

The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright has signed for Blue Square Bet South strugglers Thurrock.

However the 24-year-old defender missed the chance to make his debut at home to Dartford in the league on Tuesday because of filming commitments.

Wright, who is a former Tottenham Hotspur and Southend trainee, has also recently played for Ryman Division One North side Heybridge Swifts.

Thurrock also signed Gillingham defender Callum Davies, 18, on loan.

Wright is the brother of former Charlton and Scunthorpe midfielder Josh, who is currently without a club.

The signings are the latest in a series by Thurrock, who last week brought former Kidderminster and Southend forward Drewe Broughton and ex-Chelmsford and Grays midfielder Bertie Brayley to the club.

Thurrock are in the Blue Square Bet South relegation zone, with just two wins from their opening 13 matches this season.