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Heckingbottom expecting to keep Gibbs-White for rest of season

Wolves have recalled loanees such as Ryan Giles and Dion Sanderson in January, although the latter has since gone back out on loan to join Queens Park Rangers.

There has been talk for months about whether Wolves would do the same with Morgan Gibbs-White, especially in light of their lack of midfield depth.

But as per the Sheffield Star, Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has said he is currently expecting the England Under-21 midfielder to remain at Bramall Lane until the end of the season.

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“As it stands, as things stand, everyone is happy for things to stay as they are. We’re open about it (the situation). We’re in constant communication with them about Morgan,” he said.

“Morgan is still doing his rehab. We’d like to get him back here, back out on the grass with us, as quickly as possible.

“Hopefully that will be the case if everything remains on schedule and it goes without saying that we’re hoping it does.”

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Gibbs-White has been back at Wolves during his injury recovery and it remains to be seen when he will return to action with the Blades.

The loan spell has been going well and it is better for him to be playing regularly in the second tier rather than coming back to be a bench option.

He is seemingly viewed as an option for the front three at Molineux rather than further back and that is an area of the pitch where Bruno Lage has options.

The impending departure of Adama Traore could change the landscape but then Pedro Neto is nearing a return from injury so he could theoretically take up that slack.