Wolves today backed keeper Wayne Hennessey to continue his renaissance in the Championship after extending his loan at Yeovil.
The Wales international was due to play the final match of his month’s stint with the Glovers this afternoon, at home to leaders QPR.
With Carl Ikeme in excellent form for Wolves and head coach Kenny Jackett happy with the cover from Aaron McCarey on the bench, he was content for the 26-year-old shot-stopper to continue at Huish Park until October 26.
Hennessey, who has close friend and ex-Wolves captain Karl Henry in opposition today, has played five games for Gary Johnson’s third-bottom side, conceding 10 goals.
But Wolves’ scouts have kept a close eye on him and have been impressed with his progress after recovering from a twice-ruptured cruciate knee ligament.
Wolves’ head of football operations, Kevin Thelwell, said: “I spoke to Gary on Thursday and he’s been really pleased with how Wayne’s been performing and wanted to extend the loan.
“That’s good news for all of us and particularly Wayne, because he’s back playing and getting into great shape at a good level.
“He’s had no issues at all from his previous injury and is getting some games in and looking in good form.”
Jackett said: “It’s a good situation – Carl’s doing well and we’ve got a young player on the bench. Wayne is getting games and the match practice he needs.
“Somewhere along the line, a decision will have to be made, but the club will do it from a position of strength.”