Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan has spent the season out on loan at Swiss side Grasshoppers.
The club have a proud history but find themselves in the second division in Switzerland.
They are pushing promotion this time around though and are top of the Siss Challenge League, with just two games remaining of their season.
Ronan won’t play any part in those two matches though, because he has broken his metatarsal.
It’s a sour end to what’s been a positive campaign for Ronan. He’ll likely be gutted he can’t help his teammates try and get over the line.
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He’s played in all but four of Grasshoppers’ league matches this season and last missed out in mid-February.
He’s also operated in a variety of midfield roles. At times, he’s anchored the engine room, but he’s also played in a more creative role when needed.
Ending the season with promotion with a club who belong in the top tier of Swiss football would have been the ideal way to sign off.
What does next season hold for Ronan? At 23, he’s not a raw kid any more.
He’ll likely be looking for another loan to play regularly or a shot in Wolves’ first team squad.
Nuno Espirito Santo knows he needs more squad depth next season and one way to do that would be to give players like Ronan – who have spent the campaign out on loan – their chance to impress in pre-season.
His first focus now will be getting back fit for that time, to ready for that opportunity if it does come his way.
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