Kenny Jackett has suggested on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official site that Ethan Ebanks-Landell could come in to replace Mike Williamson.
Williamson has been recalled from his loan spell at Molineux by Newcastle United, and that unexpected news has posed a selection dilemma for Wolves ahead of their match against Rotherham United.
However, Jackett is confident in his side’s capabilities of coping with the experienced defender’s loss, and he has suggested two players who could come in to his starting plans.
“For us now we have Ethan Ebanks-Landell fit again who we think is a very promising centre back who is ready,” Jackett said.
“And the other alternative is to use Matt Doherty and move positions around.
“Those are the options we have going into Saturday’s game against Rotherham.”
Williamson’s recall by Newcastle is a major blow for Wolves, as their defence had improved considerably since his arrival.
The commanding centre-back played five times for Wolves on his loan spell, and during that time the team only conceded on three occasions.
Williamson should, therefore, be match sharp when he returns to St. James’ Park – but he is likely to be given a covering role by Steve McClaren.
Wolves, meanwhile, will hope that his departure does not cause a negative impact to their defensive form.
Jackett’s side had looked vulnerable at the back, prior to Willamson’s arrival, but they are in dire need to start collecting victories, meaning whoever replaces the powerful defender will be under pressure to hit the ground running.