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Matt Jackson explains why Wolves have recalled Taylor Perry from his Cheltenham loan

Wolves have officially recalled Taylor Perry from his loan spell with Cheltenham Town.

The attacking midfielder had originally been due to spend the whole season with the League One side.

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But the club have decided to cut it short, with Perry having been injured for the last couple of months.

His last appearance for the club came on October 16 against Accrington Stanley.

Perry returned to Wolves for treatment on the hip issue.

Now, the decision has been made to officially recall Perry, so that Cheltenham can free up a loan slot in their squad.

But there is a chance he could end up heading out again depending on how he recovers.

Wolves’ strategic player marketing manager Matt Jackson said (Wolves official): It’s been quite a long-standing injury, so we wanted to bring him back this month, in agreement with Cheltenham, to assess his fitness ahead of possibly going out on loan again.

“Cheltenham have been delighted with Taylor and the way he was playing for them before his injury. But he’s missed a lot of games since October and they only have selected loan slots available.

“With this in mind, we feel it’s in the best interests of all involved for Taylor to return to us so we can get him back up to full fitness before reassessing his situation towards the end of the window.”

Perry made 14 appearances in total for Cheltenham. He actually scooped the Player of the Month award for September. So it is hugely unfortunate he got injured when he did.

With regards to when Perry will be fit again, Michael Duff suggested earlier this month that he may be a few weeks away yet.

He said (Gloucestershire Live): “TP is a good player, but if he isn’t going to be ready until mid-February or something, it’s pointless.

“We’ll have to send him back and try to get him next year as he’s a good player.”

Perry is the latest Wolves youngster to return from his loan spell early after Dion Sanderson, Ryan Giles and Austin Samuels.

A shame for Wolves youngster Taylor Perry as he is recalled, but the decision makes sense

This is not what Perry and Wolves would have hoped for, but the decision makes complete sense.

Having been sidelined for a few months, there’s a good chance Perry will be lacking match sharpness and fitness.

To keep him at Cheltenham, or send him to another club, may not be the wisest move.

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Maybe the best course of action is for young Perry to get back with the U23s and build some momentum, before heading out again next term.

It sounds like he made an impression on Duff, so perhaps another stint in Gloucestershire could be on the cards.