Exclusive: Duo head Wolves exit list
Michal Zyro and Prince Oniangue will be allowed to move on in January – while Wolves will also listen to offers for Ben Marshall, the Express & Star understands.
Nuno Espirito Santo has 29 players with first-team experience at his disposal and of those only Phil Ofosu-Ayeh is currently unavailable through injury, meaning the squad must be trimmed.
A number will move on either permanently or on loan in January, but there won’t be wholesale departures.
Zyro and Oniangue are two who are surplus to requirements with the club believed to prefer permanent exits, although loans are more likely.
Oniangue, a £2million signing from Reims last summer, has not got near Nuno’s first-team squad.
Polish international Zyro made his comeback from 15 months out with a serious knee injury during Wolves’ pre-season tour to Austria and played in the first two rounds of the Carabao Cup, but hasn’t featured since.
Zyro has started playing regularly for the under-23s but Oniangue has barely featured for Scott Sellars’ side.
Marshall only joined from Blackburn for £1.2million last January but has slipped down the pecking order of late.
His departure is less likely, with Nuno aware that only a couple of injuries or suspensions will put Marshall back into contention, but it is understood the club are willing to listen to permanent offers for a player who shone during the latter stages of last season but hasn’t fitted into Nuno’s 3-4-3 formation.
A number of loan inquiries have been made for academy products Morgan Gibbs-White and Connor Ronan but it’s believed that Wolves are reluctant to allow the pair, or French youngster Sylvain Deslandes, to go out on loan.
While the trio haven’t played a glut of under-23 games in the first half of the season, the reasoning from the club’s staff is that they’re getting a better education in training with Nuno every day.
The youngsters are considered to be part of the first-team group and therefore loans are unlikely.
Kortney Hause is also currently frozen out but, as in the case of Ryan Bennett who was also an absentee until recently, is thought of as an important first-team squad member who could be called upon to slot into the back line in the near future.
Wolves will though look to arrange a loan move for 20-year-old striker Donovan Wilson, who has made four first-team appearances.
Wilson, who last night scored a hat-trick for the under-23s who came from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Southampton, almost moved to Port Vale on transfer deadline day but Wolves' failure to sign a striker scuppered the loan deal.