Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett today insisted he wants to tie Matt Doherty and Danny Batth down on long-term deals.
Doherty, 21, and Batth, 22, have been in talks with the club over extending their deals for some time but have yet to agree terms.
Both players are into the final year of their contracts, with Doherty having 10 months on his three-year deal and the club having taken up the 12-month option on Batth’s contract in May.
The defenders have made a storming start to the season, with right-back Doherty, who cost £70,000 from Bohemians in 2010, arguably the club’s most consistent player so far, and centre-back Batth looking a future captain. And Jackett is keen to seal the deals with the pair.
“There haven’t been any developments – I don’t know whether any talks have been ongoing,” he said.
“But I can only re-iterate my own point of view which is Matt’s a player I like and would like to keep at the club in the future and we all feel that way.”
As regards Batth, Jackett said: “There are no developments. But we like Danny and he’s got a future here – it’s not a hard one to work out as I’ve picked him every game and he’s done very well.”