Match of the Day set for first-ever father and son punditry group with Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips
Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips are set to make historical past by changing into the first-ever father and son punditry group to look on BBC’s Match of the Day on Saturday.
The pair will be a part of the present’s host, Gary Lineker, within the studio to assessment highlights from Saturday’s Premier League fixtures.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright is an everyday on the soccer highlights present, and will probably be joined by his son and former Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea star Shaun Wright-Phillips for the primary time.
Wright-Phillips, 41, retired from skilled soccer in 2019 whereas enjoying for Phoenix Rising in the US. He has since labored within the enterprise world, whereas additionally performing as a pundit at numerous video games for the likes of BT Sport, the Premier League and Sky Sports activities. Saturday is ready to be his debut on the UK’s flagship soccer present.
Wright, in the meantime, has appeared on Match of the Day since 2001, and even poked enjoyable at his son on the present a number of weeks in the past, in response to Shaun’s taunt on social media after Manchester Metropolis had crushed Arsenal 4-1 on the Etihad.
“Hello Ian Wright how’s issues?” Wright-Phillips tweeted. ‘Simply checking in… Hope you are OK dad.”
Lineker handed on the message reside on air throughout Match of the Day, to which Wright responded: “He is so annoying.
“I taught him find out how to wee this boy… he nonetheless cannot attain the bathroom now!”
There are six Premier League video games being performed on Saturday, with permutations at each ends of the desk. Leeds United welcome Newcastle United (opens in new tab) to Elland Highway in a fixture which may very well be essential for each groups, whereas Aston Villa host Tottenham Hotspur (opens in new tab) in a battle for Europe.
Backside facet Southampton will probably be relegated (opens in new tab) to the Championship on Saturday in the event that they fail to beat Fulham, with Manchester United taking over Wolves (opens in new tab) and Chelsea hoping for (opens in new tab) three factors towards relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest. The ultimate recreation is Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (opens in new tab).
After all, like all the time, the operating order will rely upon the outcomes from the day’s video games.
Nonetheless, in contrast to common, Match of the Day will probably be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer at 22:00 BST on Saturday, with the Eurovision Tune Contest taking on its slot on BBC One.