Kevin Foley still on the way out of Wolves
Defender Kevin Foley's Wolves career is in the Molineux exit lounge after he rejoined 'group three', it emerged today.
After assessing him during pre-season, head coach Kenny Jackett confirmed the popular full-back is now surplus to requirements and is set to move on in the near future.
Wolves are unlikely to seek much more than a nominal fee for the 29-year-old, who is into the final year of his contract.
Having joined in August 2007 and made 213 appearances for the club, Foley is also Wolves' longest-serving outfield player now Stephen Ward has left, and his departure would sever another link with the Mick McCarthy era.
And he has rejoined the other unwanted players the club are trying to move on comprising Roger Johnson, Jamie O'Hara, Kevin Doyle, Tongo Doumbia, Razak Boukari and Georg Margreitter.
"Kevin has gone back into that group (three)," said Jackett.
"I had a look at him in pre-season and although he played very well – particularly at Oxford – he's third-choice right-back behind Matt Doherty and Sam Ricketts with Ethan Ebanks-Landell having been there once or twice last season.
"On the opposite side with Tommy Rowe coming into the building, it leaves me with Scott Golbourne, Ricketts and Rowe that can all play left-back.
"So for Kevin the decision is he tries to get himself in the shop window and tries to move on.
"We're starting to thin the group out now - we've played three games and basically used the same 19 players although juggled them about but he hasn't played.
"As you go through pre-season you need a lot more players with people needing 45 or 60 minutes or whatever, but I'm pleased I had a look at him.
"Full-backs is a very strong area for us and with Kevin, we've come to the conclusion that if he can use the good pre-season he's had to get a move, that will be a good thing.
"Unfortunately within the group of 19 or 20 players we have, there isn't room for him.
"After that, there has to be room for Dominic Iorfa and Ben O'Hanlon who are young players coming through in the Under-21s."
Foley had five games on loan at Blackpool last season until he injured his shoulder, which required an operation at the end of the season.
He is now fully fit but Jackett said: "There hasn't been any interest in Kevin yet."
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