Wolves stars Connor Ronan and Sylvain Deslandes delighted with Portsmouth switch

By Luke Hatfield | Wolves | Published:

Wolves duo Connor Ronan and Sylvain Deslandes have shared their delight at re-uniting with former boss Kenny Jackett after completing their loan moves to Portsmouth.

Ronan and Deslandes have both headed to Pompey on-loan (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

Both Ronan and Deslandes have struggled to break into the Wolves match-day squad recently under Nuno Espirito Santo, and were tipped to leave the club on-loan this winter - with both players signing with Jackett this week.

The former Wolves boss signed Deslandes at Molineux following his exit from French side Caen, whilst Ronan was handed his first senior involvement at the club under the now-Pompey manager.

Both Wolves youngsters are now keen to get onto the pitch and help their former boss battle for promotion from League One.

"I’m buzzing to be down here, it has been going on for the past couple of days and I’m happy to get it sorted and cannot wait to get playing." Ronan said.

"Hopefully I can get a good run of games here and get to know the league fairly quickly and get to do what I do best.

"I had an idea I might be going on loan coming up to when the transfer window because of a lack of games and a lack of opportunities.

"Now I’m just looking forward going out there and playing in front of the fans."


Regular football was a key reason for both players to head out on temporary spells, with Ronan featuring in just three league games this season - along with playing in all four of Wolves' EFL Cup fixtures before their penalty exit to Manchester City.

Deslandes has been used even more fleetingly by Nuno, making just one league appearance in the 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest, along with the cup wins over Southampton and Bristol Rovers.

The 20-year-old admitted that regular football was a big factor in the move to the south coast.

"It's a great move for me and I'm delighted to be here. It's a chance to play regularly and that's what I need." He said.

"For a young player it's a good chance to play because it's not good enough to just train. At some point you need to start playing games and that's what I need.

'I'm thankful for that chance and will give everything for Portsmouth.'

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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