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Wayne Hennessey weeks away from Wolves return

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Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is set for another three weeks on the sidelines – but there's no new injury worry.

The 26-year-old hasn't played since April 2012 because of a twice-ruptured cruciate knee ligament.

And he has been told by head coach Kenny Jackett to get a solid month's training behind him before being considered to play.

With Dorus De Vries set to complete a free-transfer move to Nottingham Forest, Carl Ikeme and Aaron McCarey will start the season as the fit, senior goalkeepers.

Jackett said: "We are just over a week into pre-season training and Wayne has done well.

"But he's broken down once and I think he should just get his head down and do a month's training and re-assess it. He won't be involved in any friendlies.

"He's done all the sessions and doesn't seem to have had a problem, but let's see what he's like in three weeks' time.

"When he broke down before, we don't seem to think it was because of his rehabilitation – we think it was the operation.

"But it's vital that we get that one right."

Meanwhile, Razak Boukari is due to see the club physios on Monday, but won't be joining the pre-season tour to Scotland after 10 months out with a rare calf problem.

Boukari reports back with Tongo Doumbia, who is expected to join the tour along with Leigh Griffiths.

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