MARK WRIGHT trained with League Two side Crawley Town this week – but insists he is not about to sign for the club.
Pictures from the Red Devils’ workout showed the former TOWIE star, 33, getting stuck in with his new team-mates.
One snap showed Wright head over heels on the turf as he enjoyed a runout under former manager John Yems.
Yems, 61, coached the reality TV star and presenter during a loan spell at Broadfield Stadium in 2006-07.
And Wright has stated that the link-up is purely to help spruce up his fitness levels.
He told the club’s YouTube channel: “I love playing football, it’s my number one passion.
“Obviously my career went in a different direction. The speculation is that I’m joining the Reds – it’s a bit far-fetched.
“I’ve just been training with the boys, I know the gaffer, played nine games under the gaffer.
“I’m just doing it for fitness, I love being around it, the camaraderie, the banter around the dressing room.”
Wright, whose brother Josh plays for Leyton Orient, played youth football for West Ham and Arsenal before signing for Southend.
A career in league football was beyond the defender, however, and he focused his efforts on TOWIE – as an original cast member in the 2010 first series.
Nowadays, Wright limits himself to exhibition appearances and is a regular in Soccer Aid, meaning Michelle Keegan is not about to become a League Two Wag.
Yems remarked earlier in the week: “He’s a good player, so never say never.
“The lads have taken to him and he just wants to play football.
“Mark has played for us, don’t forget that. I don’t know if he wants to play for us again, you’d have to ask him.
“I want to be like him and go and live in LA but I don’t think that is going to happen either!”