The prospect of Wolves recalling defender Dion Sanderson from his loan spell with Championship side Birmingham in January has been mooted.

With centre-halves Willy Boly and Romain Saiss set to go to the Africa Cup of Nations, Bruno Lage could be light at the back at the turn of the year.

Both Lage and Blues manager Lee Bowyer have addressed Sanderson’s future in their pre-match press conferences.

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Bowyer did not seem to think that there was a prospect of Sanderson being recalled, but Lage later said that avenue has not been ruled out.

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“No, I don’t see why,” said Bowyer when asked about the prospect of Sanderson being recalled in January.

“Dion wasn’t the only one, they got all their loan players back just to check on them and see where they are fitness wise. I am not concerned about that.

“I don’t see why Wolves would call him back when he is settled here, playing, doing well, improving. I think it’s a good challenge for him to be at this club.”


But ahead of the clash with West Ham, Lage had his say on the matter, as per the Express and Star.

“We need to analyse everything. We have six weeks to prepare everything in the best way. I want competition in our squad.

“We have Yerson out for maybe another one or two months, but in the same way the player is doing well at Birmingham and we are happy because he is improving.

“What I saw in the last week was very good and we are following the games. He didn’t work with us in pre-season because he was injured but in three days I am happy.”

It will be interesting to see what Wolves decide to do, and if they do recall Sanderson, will it just be for the month to cover AFCON before he goes on loan again?

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