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Gibbs-White: Leaving Wolves to go out on loan ‘never crossed my mind’

Morgan Gibbs-White insists he has never considered a loan move because all his focus has been on getting into the Wolves team. The 19-year-old midfielder is currently with the England Under-21s, who he made his first start for in Friday’s 3-2 comeback win away to Turkey in a European Under-21 Championship qualifier. Gibbs-White has now made 58 senior appearances for Wolves which make him one of the most experienced players in Aidy Boothryod’s squad. There was talk in the summer about the possibility of him going out on loan as the club have received plenty of interest to take him.…

Wolves legends in Europe help to make memories and shed a tear

Wolves are back in Europe – and favourites from some of the club’s greatest European nights have been on the continent too, which left their host in tears of joy. Kenny Hibbitt, John Richards, Steve Daley and Colin Brazier returned this week from a four-day trip to Norway to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Viking Wolves. The quartet and their respective wives Jane, Pam, Lynda and Tracy were invited to Bergen by long-term Wolves fanatic Odin Henrikssen and his wife Cecilia. Seventy-two Wolves fans from all over Norway – including one who drove for eight hours to be there –…

Peter Knowles: 50 years on, Wolves icon on a different planet played a blinder

It’s been 50 years since the outrageously talented Peter Knowles stunned the football world by playing his last game for Wolves and retiring at the age of just 23. One of his biggest fans, Express & Star Wolves fan columnist John Lalley, shares his memories of a talent lost to the beautiful game but of a life fulfilled. By John Lalley Just a few weeks previously man had miraculously set foot on the face of the moon. Now startling events were in the process of lift-off at Molineux. Swathes of bewildered Wolves’ fans reckoned that Peter Knowles himself had taken…

Wolves defender Willy Boly takes a break instead of Ivory Coast call-up

Wolves defender Willy Boly is happy to play a waiting game on his international future after opting out of a first call-up for the Ivory Coast to spend time with his family. The 28-year-old centre back was named in coach Ibrahim Kamara’s 26-man squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Benin on Friday night in Caen and Tunisia on Tuesday evening in Rouen, both in northern France. But it’s understood the popular centre back hasn’t actually committed himself to the country of his parents’ birth and has instead decided to spend the international break in France with his young family. Boly…

Billy Wright 25th anniversary tribute: A giant for club and country

The Billy Wright Story, a live presentation on the life of the Wolves and England captain, was lovingly told at his beloved Molineux by his daughter Vicky on the 25th anniversary of his death. Here, renowned sports writer and Wolves fanatic Dave Harrison reports on an emotional night. By Dave Harrison To many thousands of Wolves fans he was Our Billy – only 5ft 8ins tall but a football giant for club and country, a flaxon-haired defender mined from Ironbridge in Shropshire in pure old gold and whose legendary status is permanently on view with a larger-than-life statue outside the…

Wolves midfielder Dendoncker ruled out for Belgium game

Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker is set to miss Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier away to San Marino on Friday night. The 24-year-old suffered a minor knock after getting kicked in training and has been withdrawn from selection for the match. But coach Roberto Martinez believes the former Anderlecht player will be available for Monday – the next qualifier, away to Scotland. Martinez told HLN: “Leander Dendoncker got a kick and won’t be fit for the game against San Marino. I think we can recover Leander against Scotland next Monday.” Dendoncker has been involved in all 10 of Wolves’ fixtures so far…

Great Dane steps up to Wolves first-team squad

Wolves have promoted Andreas Sondergaard to their first-team squad for training. The 18-year-old, who is the club’s regular Under-23s goalkeeper, has stepped up after Will Norris joined Ipswich on a season-long loan and has been named in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad for the Europa League group stages with first choice Rui Patricio, experienced John Ruddy and Harry Burgoyne, 22. The news means the Denmark Under-18 international, who joined the first team in the 2018 pre-season trip to Switzerland, is training on a daily basis under the guidance of goalkeeping coach Rui Barbosa, but will continue to play for Rob Edwards’s…

Wolves midfielder Gibbs-White wants to captain England U21s

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White wants to captain England Under-21s – and has been told he is in the frame. At 19, Gibbs-White is one of the youngest players in Aidy Boothroyd’s squad for the Euro U21s qualifiers away to Turkey on Friday night at against Kosovo at Hull City on Monday. But despite his tender years, he is one of the most experienced players, with 58 senior appearances and an Under-17s World Cup winning medal under his belt. Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter captained the Young Lions as they flopped in the Euro finals this summer in Italy and San Marino,…

Wolves defender Willy Boly wins first full international call-up

Wolves defender Willy Boly has received his first international call-up for the Ivory Coast. The 28-year-old centre back has been included in coach Ibrahim Kamara’s 26-man squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Benin and Tunisia, both matches taking place in northern France. Born to Ivorian parents in Melun, around 26 miles south east of Paris, Boly represented France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 levels, winning six caps. But his pathway to the France senior squad has been blocked by World Cup winners Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti and it was reported that he had received an approach to represent the…

Wolves allow two more U23s prospects out on loan

Wolves have allowed two more of their Under-23s squad to go out on loan after Sylvain Deslandes and Connor Johnson joined Lokomotive Plovdiv and Kilmarnock respectively. Left back Deslandes has moved to Bulgarian First League side Plovdiv with an option for a permanent move. The Frenchman could make his debut against last season’s top-flight runners-up CSKA Sofia when the league resumes after the international break on Saturday, September 15. Deslandes has previously had loan experience with Bury, Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth and former Spanish partner club Jumilla since being signed by Jackett for Wolves from Caen in July 2015. The 22-year-old…