Jack Price won't be loaned out by Wolves

Midfielder Jack Price was today told he must stay and fight for his place at Wolves.

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Despite the 20-year-old not making the matchday squad for the last three Championship matches, head coach Kenny Jackett will not consider loaning him out at present.

Price's only appearance to date was in the Capital One Cup defeat to Northampton.

He's behind Kevin McDonald, David Edwards, Lee Evans and Michael Jacobs in the pecking order and now faces further competition from Tommy Rowe and new signing George Saville.

But Jackett says it is too early to consider a loan move and has told Price to keep pushing for a place.

“He is competing for places,” said Jackett. “He hasn’t had a (League) game yet, he hasn’t had a start yet but I’ve picked the same side and we’ve won three out of four.

“If we can stay injury free and keep winning three out of four then I’ll be very, very happy with that.

“The players out of the side will have to be patient and wait for their turn but what they do know is it is the start of a long season, it is competitive and their challenge - Jack is exactly the same - is making sure they are ready when they do get called upon.

“Is it too early to say a loan move might be on the cards for Jack? Yes it is too early. It’s competitive and so it should be."

Wolves said goodbye to another member of ‘group three’ yesterday after Tongo Doumbia joined Toulouse for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old French midfielder becomes the second outcast to leave Molineux in the space of 24 hours following last night’s release of Jamie O’Hara.

After initially signing for Wolves on a year's loan from Rennes in July 2012, Doumbia penned a permanent four-year deal just three months later.

During his time at Molineux the Mali international made 35 appearances in all competitions for Wolves and scored two goals.

But he was one of several players deemed surplus to requirements by Jackett and after spending last season back on loan with Valenciennes, his return to France has now been made permanent.

Meanwhile, reports in Yorkshire claim Huddersfield Town have rejected Wolves’ approach to take winger Danny Ward on a free transfer.

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Comments for: "Jack Price won't be loaned out by Wolves"


Who are Jack Edwards and Dave Evans? Are they our next signings?


Who are Jack Edwards and Dave Evans?

Well done E&S. Glad you know who plays for your local team.


At some stage I think Jack Price will have to go out on loan, otherwise he's just going to stagnate. Last year he played his part in Wolves winning run during the second half of the season. With two new midfield players being signed, who are more likely to be selected in the coming weeks - otherwise they wouldn't have been signed - he is unlikely to get a starting place anytime soon.

I fully understand the need for players to fight for the places, but if they feel there is little chance of being selected, it can lead to disallusionment and detrimental to their developement.


Midfielders by the score but what a pity they can't


Last season:

Mcdonald- 40 games and 5 goals in holding midfield.

edwards- 25 games and 6 goals.

jacobs- 34 games and 8 goals.

evans- 30 games and 2 goals.

sako- 40 games- 12 goals.

Could go on and on....give them a chance its early doors!!!!


Black Country Wanderer

Havent all our goals so far come from midfield?

Didnt do so bad last season either

We play 4 5 1 so need a lot of midfielders,especiially attacking ones

Agree we not scoring enough, and need to put the chances away we create more often,but ill take 1-0 all day long,if we play good football and get results, wouldnt you?

Still need a striker though,hope this Delort guy comes he looks useful,maybe a risk, but sometimes you need to gamble to win big


Wow as if they asked Jackett that? We are going to need 10 midfielders anyway as if you play 5 in midfield...

Winger henry, van la parra, sako

midfielders mcdonald, evans, price

attacking midfielder/ no10: saville, jacobs and edwards

Utility players: Rowe plus saville can plan in the realms of a traditional box to box midfielder!!! Happy days :)

Lets face it id expect two to get injured before christmas at least!!! But with the quality jacket has brought in he can change it to 442, diamond and when we are desperate 424 last 10 minuted if we have to as the midfield and defence look strong then clarke may come into it swell upfront.


Walthamstow Wolf

If Danny Ward is on a free (his three year contract was up back in July) how can Huddersfield block the move? Time must be up for them to activate any option. It doesn't make sense. It also doesn't make sense to be signing another winger, unless there is somebody waiting to pay well over the odds for Sako at the last minute. In which case, of course, we'd losing a regular goalscorer at a time when actually putting the ball in the net seems to be our only problem.

I don't get it...


danny ward should be are replacement for sako if he goes, know enough about danny, know he is a very good, skilfull, fast winger, would be another STEAL for a free, That would be great business and worth having too many midfielders for.

Sir Billy Quiet

There are enough players that need shifting out of the club without shifting on our talented young players. Jack made a huge difference to our style of play last season and whilst Evans long passing style has worked in the first four games we may need to return to a shorter passing game and better ball retention if we start to struggle.


"He's behind Kevin McDonald, Jack Edwards, Dave Evans and Michael Jacobs in the pecking order and now faces further competition from Tommy Rowe and new signing George Saville." Nice blunder E&S. Jack Edwards and Dave Evans and no Lee.

I like Price he reminds me of Jack Wilshere , hard to get the ball off and can make good forward passes, suprised he lost his place as he never really did anything wrong, our midfield is one of the best in the champs and with 4 or 5 fighting for places one the most competetive. Great probelm for KJ though, and im sure he knows he best 11, its up to the rest to fight for a place, keep on training hard and take the chance when it comes.


just hope the club dont ruin price's career he is good enough to be playing in the starting 11, if jack can improve over the next few years, we will have a class act premier league midfielder, as he is quality on the ball, lovely player.

just hope we dont reck him, we have released far to many players over the years who come back to haunt us.

do not sell or loan out pricey. got prem written all over him. just hope he gets the game time, looked very promising last season.

Old Gold Heart

i agree. i think he had a great season.

Old Gold Heart

by the way (and nothing to do with this article) i watched leeds lose at bradford during the week. it reminded me that when the Bhatti's were in charge we seemed to lose all our songs. leeds still sing songs we used to like "marching all together...", we used to sing "we will follow the wanderers over land and sea..." we also sang the full hi ho silver lining including "... we're going to make a fuss down the Octopus". we even used to sing knees up mother brown. nowadays we only have about 2-3 songs and i miss the old south bank and even older north bank days bouncing up and down on the wooden floor. Am i wrong or do any of you agree?


There is a wild rumour going around that chris h is pencilled in as our new attacker he as a good track record for launching attacks.


The trouble is Bazrat, he attacks in the wrong place and at the wrong time. COME ON WOLVES.

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