Wolves defender Dion Sanderson is reportedly ‘certain’ to head back out on loan this month.
The Daily Mail have reported Wolves are now assessing the situation and looking at where they could send him for the second half of the season.
Sanderson, of course, had been at Birmingham City for the first half of the campaign.
He had made an impression there, as he had done at Sunderland last term.
But Wolves recalled him in order to provide a bit of extra cover. Romain Saiss is at AFCON and Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera are injured.
But it looks as though it is only a flying visit for Sanderson, who is now set to depart again.
The report states it has become ‘obvious’ that Sanderson needs to head back out, following the wonderful Premier League debut of Toti Gomes at the weekend.
Gomes, who’d been out on loan at Grasshoppers, was a shock pick lining up on the left of a back three to face Southampton.
Gomes – back at the club while the Swiss league is on a winter break – did really well. He could now remain with Wolves first-team for the rest of the season.
Birmingham are now keen to take Sanderson back, but Bristol City and QPR are also keen.
If Sanderson, 22, happened to get minutes for Wolves between now and the end of the month, he’d only be able to return Birmingham.
Rules permit players to only play for two clubs in a season. These rules are back in force after being relaxed last term.
Dion Sanderson needs to play, and Wolves are right to loan him out again
This is probably the right call from Wolves on Sanderson.
The youngster needs to get back playing regularly, as he had been doing for Birmingham.
It is fair enough that Wolves recalled him given the centre-back shortage.
The surprise emergence of Gomes puts him further down the pecking order for first-team minutes. So it makes sense for him to head back out again.
Ideally he’ll just go back to Birmingham, where he knows the players and the way the team plays. Potentially he’d build momentum again much quicker than if he went somewhere else.