In his column for The Sun, Wright wrote: "I don't think there is anyone who could disagree that the England team needs some freshening up and (Fabio) Capello - who names his squad on Saturday for the Switzerland friendly - will not be afraid of making a few tough decisions.
"If I was going to bring in a new face for next Wednesday, top of my list would be Blackburn's Matt Derbyshire.
"Like me, he came into the game from non-league and, while he's not made too many starts this season, I like the look of him.
"He's played for the Under-21s and done well. I think he's one of those players who will develop quickly if he's given a few call-ups to the international side, where he can learn off people like Michael Owen."