Wolves will not be able to recall Dion Sanderson from his loan spell with Birmingham City next season.
The youngster spent the first half of last season on loan at the Championship outfit.
He made 16 appearances for the Blues, and established himself as a real favourite with a string of commanding displays.
But Wolves then moved to bring Sanderson back to Molineux due to a shortage of options at the back.
Romain Saiss was heading to AFCON with Morocco.
And Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera were both out injured.
It meant that Wanderers didn’t actually have any natural centre-backs in reserve to call on.
So Sanderson was called back, and the feeling for many was that he would be the one to replace Saiss.
But Bruno Lage put his faith on Toti Gomes, who had also been brought back from his loan spell with Grasshoppers.
In the end, Sanderson didn’t get any minutes, and was then sent back out on loan to QPR.
The recall didn’t really do him any favours, and the 22-year-old struggled to show the same kind of level at Loftus Road.
So it is perhaps no big surprise that Wolves have decided not to include a recall option this time.
Good news for Dion Sanderson as Wolves don’t negotiate recall option
This is good news for Sanderson.
He really thrived during his brief stint at St Andrew’s last season, and it was a bit of a shame that Wolves took him out of that environment, only to then not play him and send him somewhere else.
Undoubtedly, it disrupted his momentum a little.
This season, he will get to stay at Birmingham for a whole term. And that can only be good in terms of building rhythm and developing.
Maybe this time next year, we will be talking about Sanderson as a potential first-team option.