Wolves U21s manager James Collins has said defender Christian Marques is ready for another loan move away from Molineux.

The 20-year-old turned out for Wanderers against Brighton on Sunday in PL2, with the Seagulls winning 3-1.

Wolves made a bright start on the south coast, but went in at half-time 2-0 down.

Ultimately, despite an improved second-half display, they gave themselves too much to do.

The aim for Wolves is to stay in the division, and there are seven games left to play in PL2.

Sunday’s game saw Marques make his second appearance since coming back from injury. He played around an hour, building on the 45 minutes he got against Manchester United.

Marques had started the 2022/23 season with a loan move to Forest Green Rovers.

He made a great start and was a regular in the team. But he then suffered an injury that was described as ‘long-term‘, and his spell there was cut short. He ended up making 13 appearances.

But Marques returned recently, and took to the field on Sunday against Brighton. He came in for praise from Collins, who reckons he’ll be ready to head back out on loan next season.

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He said (via Wolves official): “It would’ve been good for him to get a good loan, I think he’s ready for that. He needs the games to get fit because he hasn’t played for a while.

“We’ve probably not seen the best of him yet which is understandable. He lasted an hour today and 45 minutes in the last game.

“It’s nice to have him around because he’s a good kid and a good player. He wants to improve and do better, which is all we can ask of the players in the group.”

New Christian Marques loan move would be the right call by Wolves

It is good to see Marques back playing again after picking up an injury at Forest Green Rovers.

It was massively unfortunate that his spell had to be cut short.

He was getting regular minutes there, which was exactly what Wolves officials had wanted. especially after Marques’ loan move to Belenenses last season didn’t work out.

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Hopefully, Marques can now just stay fit and feature in Wolves’ remaining seven PL2 matches.

This will be good preparation for him ahead of a new loan move for 2023/24.

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