ANTHONY Wright has put a new striker at the top of his wish list as he looks forward to his first season as a fully-fledged manager.

Wright has stepped up from his role as assistant boss to take charge of Vauxhall Motors following the departure of Carl Macauley last month.

The 33-year-old returned from holiday last week and has immediately began planning for the forthcoming campaign.

Finding a striker to replace Obi Anorou, who topped the Vauxhall scoring charts during his season-long loan from Wrexham in 2010-11, is the main objective for Wright and his new assistant manager Gary Martindale.

The Motors boss said: “Obi has left us, so finding a centre-forward is our main priority. There are no names as yet, but having been away I’ve spoke a few times to Gary and he’s been chasing leads.”

Vauxhall’s first pre-season match is at home to Stockport County on Tuesday, July 19 (7.30pm). They also host Cammell Laird on Saturday, July 23 and Wrexham on Saturday, July 30 (both 3pm), and travel to Prescot Cables on Tuesday, August 2 (7.30pm) and Burscough on Saturday, August 6 (3pm).