It was a quiet transfer deadline day in terms of incomings at Wolves.

But there were a number of loan departures, including midfielder Connor Ronan’s move to St Mirren.

It is the Irishman’s sixth spell away from Molineux, and he will hope to play regular football in Scotland.

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For his part, Ronan’s new manager Jim Goodwin is thrilled to sign a player he admitted he tried to sign a year ago.

He told the club’s website: “Connor is a central midfielder who can play a number of positions in the middle of the pitch.

“He’s played in a deep lying role but he’s also played as a number ten in the past. He’s one that is very comfortable on the ball, technically very good and highly regarded at Wolves where he has just signed a three-year deal.

“I watched Connor playing for the Irish U21s a couple of seasons ago and he was outstanding. We tried to get him in last season but couldn’t because of the connection between Wolves and Grasshopper.

 

“Thankfully this time we have been able to get it over the line and I think he is one that will excite the fans. Connor is something a little bit different. He’s a real class act and hopefully St Mirren fans will see the best of him.”

It’s clear to see that Ronan has a manager here who really rates him and believes in him.

That can be huge for a footballer, especially one like Ronan who has spent so much time with different clubs.

He really needs to feel settled and important somewhere.

Bearing in mind Wolves have a shortage of central midfielders, the fact that Ronan still left on loan indicates where he currently is in Bruno Lage’s thinking, so it’s better that he goes and plays somewhere.

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