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Wolves trio set to depart on loan

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Wolves are prepared to loan out long-serving promotion stalwarts Kevin Foley and George Elokobi, it emerged today.

Head coach Kenny Jackett admits the defensive duo available to leave Molineux on a temporary basis before the loan window shuts next Thursday.

The experienced full-backs have both struggled to break into the first team so far this season.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey – another member of the 2009 Championship-winning side – will also head back out on loan after recently returning from a 12-match spell at Yeovil.

Jackett said: "Kevin's waiting for an opportunity to get in behind quite a number of defenders.

"The same applies to George – both of those senior players will be frustrated at their opportunities, I understand that.

"The stop-start nature of Kevin's season hasn't helped him to get a chance because we've had a pretty good defence. He's been inhibited by not being able to get into a rhythm of consistent playing and training along with a defence that's been pretty settled.

"For any player, if they're not getting into the side a loan becomes a possibility."

Jackett admits Hennessey could return to the bench for the games against Brentford tomorrow and Tranmere on Tuesday as he looks for a suitable club to loan the Wales international to as the keeper continues his recovery from his cruciate ligament injury.

"Wayne's trained very well with us this week so we'll see whether we select him and whatever the best decision for the club will be made," he said.

"We're looking for another loan for him if we can so we'll see whether he can get back out playing and build on what he's done.

"But if not, he stays and will compete for his place."

Jackett has all but ruled out further strengthening of his squad.

"At present, no," he said. "I don't think there will be anyone coming in before Thursday."

"Whether anyone goes out depends on what phone calls we have and how people see our fringe players and players not getting selected."