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No way back at Wolves for Karl Henry

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Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett today vowed there will be no U-turn over Karl Henry as he shunned the four transfer-listed players for next week's Scotland tour.

Henry ideally wants to stay at the club where he has three years left on his contract.

Jackett announced his 23-man squad for next week's trip to Stirling to the players this lunchtime.

The youthful party included Bakary Sako and Kevin Doyle – the two players most speculated about – and three goalkeepers.

But he stressed there will be no going back over excluding the long-serving former skipper.

Asked if the unwanted quartet – Henry, Roger Johnson, Stephen Ward and Jamie O'Hara – will be involved, Jackett said: "They won't, no.

"Karl has his own situation but he won't be going on the trip and he's not in my plans. Can that change? It's not a situation I'm necessarily going to consider or want to talk about.

"It's not a situation where they will be in my training plans or game plans going forward. I'm looking at David Edwards, David Davis, Lee Evans and Jack Price, at the moment, in terms of central midfielders.

"Kevin Foley has some experience there as well. Those are the guys I have been looking at and I haven't looked at Karl or Jamie."

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Jackett added: "We are taking 23 players including three goalkeepers and I don't think there are any question marks regarding departures over any of them.

"Wayne Hennessey will be going but not playing and the other two keepers will play 45 minutes each in the games. Sako will be going.

"Kevin Doyle missed training with a groin injury yesterday but we fully expect him to be fine today and completing the trip."

Jackett maintains the excluded four continue to work hard.

He said: "They are training with the under-21 group and we will treat them properly and with respect."

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