James Henry encourages Kenny Jackett to start Ethan Ebanks-Landell for Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are short of cover at centre-back, as Mike Williamson has returned to St. James' Park.

James Henry has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official website that he believes Ethan Ebanks-Landell is capable of replacing Mike Williamson.

Williamson was recalled from his loan spell at Molineux early by Newcastle United, leaving a place in the heart of Wolves’ defence up for grabs.

And Henry has suggested that Kenny Jackett should pick Ebanks-Landell to slot in at centre-back, after being impressed by his young teammate’s potential.

“Mike came in and did really well in the month-and-a-bit,” Henry said.

“He has that little bit of experience and steadied the ship alongside Danny at the back.

“Ethan is back to fitness now and he is a very good prospect who is going to be a very good player for this football club.

“If he gets his chance to go back into the team I am sure he will take it.”

Ebanks-Landell started the season in Wolves' first choice line-up, and he has made seven appearances to date.

If he does come back into Wolves' team he will have big boots to fill now, as Williamson was highly impressive during his loan spell.

The 32-year-old centre-back helped Wolves to improve in a defensive sense during his time at Molineux, and the side only conceded on three occasions in the five matches he played for them.

Unfortunately for Wolves, Williamson’s form has been unable to improve their results.

The Midlands side have failed to win any of their last four contests, and they are stuck down in 15th place in the Championship table.

Jackett's side's next match comes against Rotherham United on Saturday. 

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