Striker Austin Samuels was linked with a loan exit from Wolves earlier this week.

He looked all set for a move to Oldham Athletic in League Two, but the move didn’t get confirmed and it’s all gone quiet on that front.

Now, Under 23s manager James Collins has told the club website Samuels will play for his side against Hull later this week.

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That indicates that Samuels isn’t close to the exit door; at least not yet.

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“We’ve got Austin [Samuels] back from concussion, so he’ll play 45 minutes which he didn’t get to play the other day,” he said.

“The rest of the squad is pretty much the same which we had against Sheffield United.

 

“Austin will help because he’s a senior member in our group, but other than him, we’ll have a young group again, but hopefully we’ll progress from the game the other day.

“I say this every week, but we’re extremely young at the moment, and we had three or four under 18s and under-16s in our team yesterday. They surprise you with how well they do at times, the improvement they show.”

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Perhaps Samuels’ departure is being delayed so he can help Collins’ young group.

Many of Wolves’ academy players are still with Bruno Lage’s first team. That’s the aim of course, but it leaves Collins a bit short right now.

It remains to be seen whether Samuels will stay at Wolves or move to the fourth tier.

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