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Batth Talks Ongoing

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10:15 14th October 2013

Jackett keen to secure defender's services

Kenny Jackett remains as keen as ever to see defender Danny Batth sign a new contract after hailing the defender’s “outstanding” start to the season.

The club remain in negotiations with the Brierley Hill born centre back, who has responded to his first sustained run in the Wolves’ first team with a series of top quality performances.

The 23-year-old won promotion from League One while on loan to Sheffield Wednesday, and is currently in the final year of his deal at Molineux having joined the Academy from the age of 10.

“There have been plenty of discussions at present with Danny on a personal level, but there’s nothing agreed so there’s no news,” said Jackett.

“I think he’s had an outstanding season and has been excellent as a player and as a person and looks a very strong defender.

“All I can say to fans is we’re trying very hard to secure his services going forward, and we do want to sign him, but nothing has been agreed.

“He doesn’t show any lack of commitment to us – in fact, he shows fantastic commitment every day so I don’t think he’s unhappy here but we haven’t got a contract agreed or signed.”

Wolves meanwhile return back to work after a weekend off ready to kick off preparations for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with a Coventry side who beat Sheffield United 3-2 yesterday.

And winger Bakary Sako  returned back to training having been suffering from illness.

“I gave him a few days off to go home like the rest of the players,” added Jackett.

“He hasn’t trained since being ill but he’s been in and I expect him to train on Monday morning.

“It’s been very quiet and there’s been no more contact or negotiations whatsoever.

“We want to get him settled down if we can.

“We thought after the transfer window that things would settle down but it didn’t.

“That was unfortunate on our part but nothing was ever concluded and hopefully now the lad can settle down and get us promoted.”

Wolves will also be assessing Matt Doherty, who has returned to the club with a tight groin after playing 90 minutes in the Republic of Ireland Under-21s 0-0 draw in Romania on Friday.

Doherty played in midfield in the fixture in which keeper Aaron McCarey and winger Anthony Forde also played 90 minutes.

At senior level Kevin Doyle made his comeback and played the entire game, also in midfield, as the Republic of Ireland were beaten 3-0 by Germany in Cologne.

Wayne Hennessey also made his return to the international scene, the keeper currently on loan with Yeovil keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory against Macedonia in Cardiff.

Doyle, Leigh Griffiths, McCarey, Forde and Lee Evans remain away with their respective international squads for further fixtures tomorrow.

 

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