Campbell completes loan move

Wolves wide man Chem Campbell has completed his first loan move away from the club, joining Wycombe Wanderers for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

The 20-year-old is now in his seventh campaign at Wolves, having joined the club from Birmingham City as a youngster and risen through the ranks to first-team level.

In October 2019 Campbell became the second youngest player in Wolves’ history when he debuted against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.

Having permanently transitioned to the first-team group last year, Campbell has added a further six appearances to his name, five in the Premier League, coming on either flank.

Now, in a bid to gain more minutes to continue his development, Campbell joins League One Wycombe, who sit two points off the play-offs with 19 games still to play.

Sporting director Matt Hobbs: “It’s an outstanding move. We’re really happy with the move for Chem, it’s a different type of football under a manager who knows the league and has good history of taking players on loan and developing them.

“For Chem to get out and play first-team football is exactly what he needs. He’s outgrown under-21 football and isn’t getting as many minutes as he’d like here, so we’re getting him out to get a good number of games, so he can come back in pre-season ready to go.”

Under Gareth Ainsworth, Wycombe, who are in the hunt for a third promotion in three years with former Wolves man Sam Vokes leading the line, are in action at Port Vale on Saturday, where Campbell will hope to make his debut.

“They’ll look to get it forward early at Wycombe. If you look at what Theo [Corbeanu] did at Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons, it got him interest from the Championship and Europe. It’s a great development tool for wingers as players, but it’s a good education to go into, learning what it takes to be a professional player week in, week out.

“For these boys, for some it comes early, first-team football, but just because it doesn’t come early, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. You have to find your way in and with Chem, that run of game Saturday-mid-week, he’s going to learn so much about his game and how to adapt and look after himself away from the pitch, so we’re really pleased with the move.”