Wolverhampton Wanderers raised eyebrows in January by recalling Morgan Gibbs-White from his loan spell with Swansea City.

The midfielder had been due to spend the entire 2020/21 campaign at the Liberty Stadium.

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Morgan Gibbs-White (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

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Gibbs-White started really well at the Championship outfit, but then suffered a fractured foot which ruled him out of action for just over two months.

After recovering, he made a five-minute cameo appearance against Watford on January 2, before Wolves decided to end his spell in Wales and bring him back to Molineux.

Since taking that decision, Gibbs-White has featured just six times for Wolves.

Not once has he played 90 minutes, and he’s started just twice – against Southampton in the FA Cup and against Everton in the Premier League on January 12.

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Morgan Gibbs-White (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

In total, he’s managed just 186 minutes since his recall (using Transfermarket data).

 

At Swansea, he managed 320 minutes despite missing over two months with his injury.

Gibbs-White decision hard to fathom

It is getting increasingly harder to understand why Gibbs-White was recalled from his loan spell early.

Suffering the injury he did, it surely would have made sense just to keep him where he was.

He’d made a really bright start for Swansea and could potentially have picked back up again where he left off.

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Morgan Gibbs-White (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Fans really liked him, and he would have been playing regularly rather than warming the bench as he is doing now.

The minutes he’s been afforded since his return to the Black Country just give no vindication to the decision whatsoever.

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