Wolves sit tight as Harry Maguire moves on

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Wolves boss Kenny Jackett today insisted he is happy with his defensive options as target Harry Maguire joined Hull City and Kortney Hause departed on loan.

Hull had a final bid of an initial £2m plus £1m to £1.5m in add-ons accepted for Maguire after Sheffield United performed a U-turn.

Meanwhile, left-sided centre-back Hause has joined League One side Gillingham on loan until Christmas.

But head coach Jackett believes his current options are sufficient for the Championship, and rubbished rumours linking Wolves with freed Crystal Palabce defender Danny Gabbison and former Sienna stopper Fabrizio Grillo.

"The partnership of Danny Batth and Richard Stearman has done nothing wrong and is a very good partnership and will continue," said Jackett.

"But Sam Ricketts and Ethan Ebanks-Landell are both options.

"There's good competition and with the back four who played on Saturday, plus Stearman and Ebanks-Landell, I've got six players who I've got confidence in."

Jackett said Wolves never re-entered the bidding after having two offers rejected for Maguire rising to £1.5m.

"If people were asking if it was a three-way thing for that player, it wasn't," said Jackett.


"We've said players who did well in League One last season are a category of player we'd like to take with us if we can. There's a select few in that category that, if we could get in our team, we would.

"We've been aware of those but we haven't been involved in this one."

Hause, who is 19, is yet to make a senior competitive appearance for Wolves since joining for £175,000 from Wycombe in January.

But he hopes to add to his 31 games for the Chairboys in his five-month stint with Peter Taylor's side.

Meanwhile, Bakary Sako is expected to be available for Saturday's final friendly against Celta Vigo at Molineux after missing tonight's 'shadow side' game at Oxford with a groin injury.

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