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Wolves look at loan deal after injury to Slawomir Peszko

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Wolves boss Stale Solbakken was today considering a loan signing after losing his third winger in three days to injury.

Slawomir Peszko was stretchered off with knee ligament damage during last night's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace and faces a four to six-week absence.

The Poland international follows fellow wideman Razak Boukari, who was ruled out for three to six weeks after being forced off 14 minutes into Saturday's 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.

In addition, Stephen Hunt is set to undergo surgery on his hip next week and will be out for several months.

The absence of two of Solbakken's three wingers signed this summer plus Hunt leaves the Molineux manager with Bakary Sako as his only experienced man on the flanks.

Inexperienced duo Anthony Forde and Zeli Ismail complete the set as natural widemen, while midfielders Dave Edwards and David Davis, left-back Stephen Ward and strikers Kevin Doyle and Frank Nouble are other options Solbakken could turn to as all have played wide before.

Asked if he is considering a loan signing, Solbakken said: "That's always a possibility and now it might be something we look at. We'll see what we can do.

"That's the second game for us where a wide player has got injured and that makes us a little bit vulnerable in that area.

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"Both of them will be out for a while and that's not positive for us. What worries me is we had another injury in the wide area and are now short in that department.

"Peszko is not good. His knee ligaments are stretched and unstable. He'll be out for a while – four to six weeks I think."

Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams was booed when he was substituted moments after the incident with Peszko.

But Solbakken refused to condemn him. "It was too far away from me to see to make a comment," he said.

Solbakken felt Wolves should have had something from the game after leading through Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's 53rd-minute opener before Wilfried Zaha clinched victory for Palace with a classy double on 67 and 73 minutes.

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