Young Wolves defender Dion Sanderson is set to join Birmingham City on loan.

Their manager Lee Bowyer said yesterday that he is just waiting for the loan move to be finalised.

He doesn’t see any potential hiccups but it’s just a case of being careful because Sanderson is currently injured.

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And the Mail report that Sanderson will sign a new long-term deal before he heads to St Andrew’s.

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Story of Sanderson’s summer

Throughout the summer, it’s looked like Sanderson won’t be playing his football for Wolves next season.

His current contract only has a year left to run and that sparks fears he might leave permanently.

Sanderson spent last season on loan at Sunderland and the Black Cats apparently tried to buy him last month.


But their bitter rivals Newcastle were also thought to be in the race.

Sheffield United were also keen, having watched him for over a year but he looks bound for their second tier rivals Birmingham.

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Boost for Wolves

The new deal and loan to Birmingham is the ideal solution.

Wolves get to keep a talented player with a bright future but also give him gametime at a good level.

It’s a boost after he also reportedly turned down their first contract offer earlier this month.

Sanderson could yet have a career in Old Gold, although much will depend on how he takes on the step up from League 1 to the Championship.

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