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Matt Jackson says Connor Ronan can decide Wolves future in January

Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan will be able to decide himself what he wants to do in January, according to Matt Jackson.

The 24-year-old has endured a fairly frustrating season so far.

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The star impressed Bruno Lage to earn himself a place in Wolves’ first-team squad. And the feeling was that he’d get a few appearances here and there.

But that just hasn’t been the case.

Ronan has made just two appearances so far; a cameo appearance in the Premier League for his debut in the competition, and a start against Leeds United in the Carabao Cup.

He’s been competing with the likes of Matheus Nunes, Boubacar Traore and Joe Hodge for minutes.

But he’s way down in the pecking order at the moment. And last week there were claims he would be allowed to depart on loan next month.

And now, Wolves’ strategic player marketing manager Jackson has revealed Ronan himself can decide what to do.

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He told Football Scotland: “We’re very much leaving it open to Connor and his agent at the moment. We think so highly of him and we feel that’s how it should be.

“At the moment he’s focused on our first-team and he’ll be looking to get involved with them in January and beyond. Of course there’s a lot of interest in him both loan and permanent interest but, again, we want to do what’s best for Connor.

“He has experience on the continent with our connections with Grasshoppers. And he did very well in Scotland with Jim Goodwin at St Mirren, so what works for Connor is what we’ll be looking at.”

Apparently, Ronan has interest from clubs in Scotland and the Championship.

Connor Ronan deserves freedom to decide future, and he should seek Wolves loan exit

It’s good that Ronan himself will get to decide what happens in January.

But given how little he has featured so far, and how Julen Lopetegui is likely to sign players in January, he should probably seek to leave next month.

Ronan has been very unlucky this season.

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Really, he should have had more chances, especially since performances and results have been poor.

As a creative midfielder, he surely had to have featured more than he has done. Many Wolves fans are right to be baffled by his lack of minutes.

Hopefully he can get out and become a starter for someone for the second half of the season. Whoever gets him will be getting a very talented player, and someone hungry to impress no doubt.