Assessing The Options

Gaffer's injury update

Paul Lambert is hopeful a few of Wolves’ injured players are getting closer to fitness as he continues to assess his options both for the present and beyond January.

Keeper Carl Ikeme is touch and go for Saturday’s visit of Fulham having come off in the latter stages of the victory at QPR with an Achilles problem.

Joe Mason, Prince Oniangue and Lee Evans are all making progress and are back involved at different levels of training.

“Carl's doing alright,” said the Head Coach.

“He's still feeling it but he's doing a lot better.

“Whether Saturday is too early I don't know. We'll give him up until the last minute.

“Joe trained on Saturday for the first time and he's doing o-k.

“Prince has trained in the past couple of days and done alright.

“He's a lad I don’t know too much about.

“He's done fine and the test will come, like everybody else, when you play.

“Lee's done a little bit, which is good.

“Slowly but surely we're getting a few back out of the treatment room.”

Lambert has also revealed there hasn’t yet been any decision made on the future of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, currently on loan from Manchester United.

Borthwick-Jackson has been added to what is now a 30-man squad United registered with UEFA for their Europa League campaign.

He is on a season-long loan at Molineux, but United could recall him in January.

“Cameron's obviously on loan here and hasn't really featured under me, just because I felt we needed a bit more experience,” said Lambert.

“He's a young lad, a tidy and nice footballer and he's got to fight his way to get into the side.

“But he never lets himself down in training. He trains well.

“Come January Kevin (Thelwell) and myself will start to get the squad we think can help.

“There's been no official decision on Cameron and won't be for another few weeks.”