Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett provides update on Kevin McDonald's future

Wolves' Kevin McDonald

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were believed to be interested in Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Kevin McDonald.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that he does not want to sell Kevin McDonald this summer.

McDonald fell down the pecking order last campaign, with Jack Price and George Saville amongst the players to move ahead of him in the competition for places in Wolves’ midfield.

McDonald's slip down the selection order, lead to Glasgow Rangers becoming interested in the former Sheffield United man.

Wolves' Kevin McDonald

According to the Express and Star, Rangers had placed McDonald on their wishlist ahead of the summer transfer window.

However, Jackett and McDonald appear to have made up their differences, and the 54-year-old boss now wants the ex-Scotland youth international to remain at Molineux.

“We want him to stay,” Jackett confirmed.

"We haven’t had any bids for Kevin, despite him not being involved towards the end of last season.

"Kevin has reported back, he looks fit and well and it’s a fresh start and a fresh season for everyone.

Cardiff City's Kagisho Dikgacoi in action with Wolves' Kevin McDonald

"He’s got to work hard now to get back into the team. It has to be a fresh start for him and every pre-season is like that.”

McDonald remains one of Wolves’ star players, but he will face a fight to win back his place in the team.

Both Saville and Price impressed towards the back end of last campaign, meaning McDonald will have to show his quality over pre season if he wants a starting role on the opening day of the season.

McDonald made 35 appearances for Wolves in total last term, and he scored on three occasions.

Wolves' Kevin McDonald in action with Cardiff's Joe Ralls

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