Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has decided to refuse to allow any player to leave the club on loan for the rest of the season.
With players Dave Jones, Dave Edwards, Ronald Zubar and Jamie O’Hara unavailable for the Tottenham game last Sunday, McCarthy is reportedly wanting to keep as many players as possible available should Wolves injury list grow any larger.
Reports are speculating that Steven Mouyokolo wanted to get a loan deal to get more game experience, but the £2.5 million Wolverhampton defender had the request turned down.
"Mouyokolo does feel on the fringes - as do all of them who are on the bench," McCarthy told the Express & Star.
"But I have a squad of players and apart from the 11 who start on any given day, the rest all feel on the fringes. They're all brassed off, frustrated and they think they should be in the team.
Despite acknowledging this, McCarthy has insisted no players will be given loan deals.
"That's because you suddenly get instances like we had last weekend when I lost three more players - Edwards and Jones from the midfield, and Zubar," he added.
"I need to keep them all here because if I allow players to go out on loan and then I start looking at the bench and I find we're struggling for numbers, I've got a problem."
It doesn’t bother McCarthy that players will be annoyed about this decision.
He explained: “I don't mind them feeling brassed off, annoyed and frustrated. The reaction I want is if you do get a chance, use it to stay in the team and play well.”
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