Wolves back on the trail of Martin Paterson

Wolves have again enquired about Burnley striker Martin Paterson – but face competition from clubs in the Championship.

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Head of development Kevin Thelwell insisted Wolves' priority this summer is to "create some space" in the squad before they can sign players.

But it hasn't stopped them putting out feelers for players, although Thelwell stressed the need to thin the squad first.

It's understood 26-year-old Paterson, who is out of contract at Turf Moor and highly unlikely to sign a new deal, is attracting interest from Molineux again.

Wolves tried to sign Stoke-based Paterson, a former Potters' team-mate of Wolves midfielder Karl Henry, on loan in the spring under Dean Saunders.

A source close to the Northern Ireland international said: "He has got six or seven Championship clubs interested but we understood Wolves are still keen.

"We have read the speculation about Wolves and they are the only League One club he would be interested in signing for."

Paterson will start assessing his options after the weekend, when he returns from his honeymoon.

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