Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth backs Ethan Ebanks-Landell inclusion

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had to find a replacement for Mike Williamson at the heart of their defence.

Danny Batth has backed Kenny Jackett’s decision to bring Ethan Ebanks-Landell back into Wolverhampton Wanderers’ first team, on the club’s official site.

Wolves were dealt the blow of losing on loan defender Mike Williamson, after Newcastle United recalled him from his temporary spell at Molineux earlier than expected.

However, Ebanks-Landell stepped into Wolves’ defence at the New York Stadium, and he put in an excellent performance which helped Jackett’s side pick up a 2-1 victory.

And Batth said: “He looked good on Saturday and did well.

“He is obviously less experienced than Mike but he has plenty of potential and is hungry to play.

“He has been at Wolves for a long time and will want to do really well both for himself and for the club.

“We have played together in spells during our academy days and it is great to do the same at first team level.”

Ebanks-Landell started the season in Wolves’ defence, but his performances occasionally highlighted his lack of experience.

Wolves leaked goals over the early part of the campaign, but they have tightened up considerably in recent weeks.

Wolves have now conceded just four goals in their last six matches, and they will be keen to prove that they can cope without Williamson.

Even though Jackett’s side have not made the most impressive of starts to the season, they are only five points away from they play-offs now.

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