Scoring on his Spurs debut, Alex Wright must have thought that he was due a few games in the first team, but as soon as the man he replaced, Len Duquemin, was fit again, he was restored and the Scottish forward was shut out.
Having started his football in junior Scottish sides, he was signed by Hibernian from Bowhill Rovers and from there moved to Barnsley. Scoring more than a goal every three games at Oakwell, Spurs brought Wright in to act as cover for their forwards as they started their first season back in the First Division after winning the Second Division.
However, that was all Alex was - cover for the in-form Len Duquemin, who was hard to drop as Arthur Rowe's "Push-And-Run" side went on to win the title. With the goal on his debut, Alex kept his place for the next match, but that was only because Duquemin was not fit and when he came back into the team, Wright did not get another look in.
Having failed to make the breakthrough into the first team that he had hoped for, Alex left at the end of the season to join Bradford Park Avenue, where he was signed by Vic Buckingham, a former Spurs team-mate. Had regular first team football at the club and scored quite a few goals, but after four years, he returned to Scotland with Falkirk, where he finished his career with a Scottish Cup win in 1957, before retiring from the game in 1959.