Wolves technical director Scott Sellars has said the club will not do a huge amount of business in this month’s transfer window.

He said that he does not want to buy players for the sake of it despite Bruno Lage currently operating with a small squad.

Lage recently said he wants a new central defender, winger and forward in the winter market, but Sellars’ comments suggest he may not get them.

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“It’s hard to predict what happens in any transfer window, but it’s certain that we won’t bring in a large number of new signings, and firstly we will focus on providing Lage with immediate back up at a time when all clubs are suffering with injuries and Covid issues, and at the same time give opportunities to our young players who have been doing so well out on loan.

“January is always difficult because clubs don’t want to let players go, especially with the uncertainty of the current circumstances.

“It’s difficult to get the targets you want, and as a football club, we won’t buy players for the sake of it to make up numbers. We’d rather use the young players out on loan, and wait for our injured players to come back, than spend money on players who aren’t going to improve the squad we already have.

“Finding better players than what you’ve already got, as you go through the leagues and progress, is tougher. We’ve got a fantastic squad, whose mentality, work ethic, professionalism and focus is outstanding, and that’s why we’re in the position we are.”

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So how have Sellars’ comments gone down? Some fans will no doubt be disappointed, having waited patiently for January and hoped that would be the time that the club would back the manager.

There were others on Twitter who understood the logic behind Sellars’ comments; they are happy with the squad as it is now and do not want funds squandered on players during a window which is hard for clubs to get quality in.

It is likely that the fanbase will remain split in their opinion on this topic but Sellars has made the state of affairs quite clear and here is how that went down online…

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