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Tommy Wright happy at St Johnstone amid rumours of Nottingham Forest interest

By Stuart McKinley

Tommy Wright has declared that he is happy at St Johnstone after being linked with the vacant manager's job at one of his old clubs.

The former Northern Ireland goalkeeper's name is reportedly on Nottingham Forest's short-list to succeed Dougie Freedman and ex-Northern Ireland captain Martin O'Neill is believed to be a runner too.

After finishing fourth in the Scottish Premiership for the second season in succession, Wright insists that his only focus is on trying to do even better with the Saints next season, after signing a new contract last October that runs until the summer of 2019.

"Forest are one of my former clubs and a club with a great history. They are a Premier League club in all but name, but it's just speculation," said Wright.

"It's nice to be linked with that, but I signed a long-term contract here and I'm happy here.

"I spoke with the chairman about putting realistic investment into the team within the structure we have here. If we do that we can continue to be successful."

Forest have had to cast their net wider after top target Gus Poyet agreed to join Spanish club Real Betis following an eight-month spell in Greece with AEK Athens.

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