Captain Sam Ricketts today reassured fans that Danny Batth will commit his future to Wolves – because he’s gold and black through and through.
But Ricketts believes the delay in Batth signing a new deal has been complicated by interest from other clubs.
Batth, who is a League One ever-present this season, has emerged as a symbol of Kenny Jackett’s bright new era at Molineux and been part of the division’s best defence that has conceded just eight goals in 13 games this season.
The 23-year-old’s contract runs out at the end of this season after the club took up the 12-month option in April.
Talks have so far failed to reach an agreement and supporters are anxious for the Brierley Hill-born stopper to stay.
Ricketts believes his fellow centre-back will commit because of his strong ties with the Wolves cause after being with the club since he was 10.
“Danny’s not overly concerned by these things because he’s a Wolves lad through and through,” said Ricketts.
“He enjoys the Brierley Hill song which gets sung quite a lot and he joins in with the fans when they sing it at the end of the game.
“He’s been excellent and I’m sure there’s no shortage of admirers in him.
“But he’s fully committed here and it’s just that these things can take a while to get sorted sometimes.
“It’s just a question of them agreeing something.”
Batth is renowned for his work ethic and positive attitude towards developing his game and Ricketts insists his partner is unaffected by the delay in settling his future.
“Danny has a great attitude which can’t be questioned – he does the right things and works hard at his game,” he said.
“He puts in extra hours at the gym and on the training ground – he’s very similar to what I was like at his age,” added the skipper.