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Contract Issues To Wait

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10:45 18th March 2014

All focus on promotion push

Kenny Jackett says it is likely that any outstanding contractual situations with Wolves players will only be decided following the outcome of the club’s push for promotion.

Richard Stearman and Dave Edwards are two of the more senior of Wolves’ players out of contract at the end of the season, with Jackett having already hinted at being keen to keep both at Molineux if possible.

Some of the club’s younger players such as Matt Doherty, Danny Batth, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Aaron McCarey and Jack Price have had their contracts extended already this season, but Jackett believes all parties involved in any other situations will now be waiting to see where Wolves finish up.

“I think for everybody and anybody who is in contractual situations - barring any younger players that are beneath - we won’t do anything until we know what division we are in,” said Jackett.

Stearman has enjoyed an impressive season so far as part of a miserly Wolves defence.

On his position Jackett added:  “He’s had a very good season -  both competitively and passing.

“As a centre-back he is generally comfortable on the ball and out of the guys who have been here for some years he is one of the ones that has stuck this year.

“Perhaps going on loan at the end of last season (to Ipswich) helped him and helped him come back fresh - made him appreciate what he has got got here and made him want to play here for whatever reason, I don’t know.

“But I very pleased with him. He’s formed an excellent partnership with Danny Batth.

“Can I see him being part of the future? Yes I do, I think he has done very well.

“I have picked him on a consistent basis and it has been a good unit.

“It is something that we will assess during the summer but for Richard I have been very pleased with him and I do see him as being part of the future.”

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