Wolves have reportedly turned down a loan request from Cardiff City for defender Dion Sanderson.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, the Championship outfit wanted to take the 21-year-old for the rest of the 2020/21 campaign after he spent the second half of last season with the Welsh club, but have been unsuccessful in their approach.

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Sanderson, of course, is currently with League One Sunderland where he is due to remain for the rest of the season.

The story comes after Lee Johnson had suggested Wolves were not entirely happy with Sanderson’s situation at the Stadium of Light (Sunderland Echo).

It was thought the club felt Sanderson could be playing more for the Black Cats.

However in recent weeks, Sanderson has been seeing more game time and has started four of Sunderland’s last five games in all competitions.

Yesterday he was back on the bench against AFC Wimbledon.

Wolves right to reject Cardiff approach

Maybe a stint in the Championship is something to consider for Sanderson next season, but Wolves are right to keep the youngster where he is for now.

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He did have a frustrating start on Wearside in terms of his game time, but Sanderson has become more prominent at Sunderland in recent weeks.

Cutting short his loan there and moving him elsewhere would be a gamble, and potentially detrimental to his development.

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