Kenny Jackett suggests Wolverhampton Wanderers youngsters could be handed opportunities

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Wolverhampton Wanderers look destined to spend next season playing Championship football again.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that he intends to give the club’s brightest youngsters their chance in the first-team before the end of the season.

Wolves have relatively little pressure on them for the remainder of the campaign, as they have failed to mount a promotion push.

The Midlands side are currently sat in mid-table in the Championship - too far away from the play offs to force their way into the top six, and too far away from relegation to be concerned about going down.

It means that the rest of the season is likely to be utilised as preparation for next campaign, and Jackett admits that he is interested to see how some of the club’s youngsters cope in the senior squad.

“I think there will be opportunities for them, even just looking at our squad planning, there'll be opportunities for one or two,” Jackett said.

"There are quite a lot of bright prospects there that we hope continue to come through.

"And then there are one or two floating around the edge of the first team group.

"If that's accelerated by the end then there are players I would like to look at and people that I'll be very interested to see how they can cope with the Championship before the end of the year."

Connor Hunte and Bright Enobakhare look the two most likely youth players to receive their chances at Wolves before the end of the season.

The pair have both played for the first-team this season, and they have both featured in match day squads recently.

Wolves also brought in the likes of Aaron Collins and Will Randall in January, and they could have a chance of making their senior debuts before the campaign ends.

Wolves’ next match comes against Ipswich Town at Molineux on Saturday.

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