Has Nuno indicated that Danny Batth will not be at Wolves next season?

Nuno Esprito Santo manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on March 10, 2018 in...

Danny Batth has not played for Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers since their 4-1 defeat to Aston Villa almost a month ago.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Danny Batth allauds supporters after the penalty shoot-out in the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

You could argue that Danny Batth was snubbed not once but twice by Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo during Tuesday night’s shock 2-2 home draw with Hull City.

The long-serving club captain was left out of the starting line-up for Roderick Miranda, the £2.5 million centre-back who had not previously appeared for two months.

Roderick Miranda of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in...

And when Miranda was hauled off at half-time after giving away a ridiculous penalty that was converted by Hull’s David Meyler, Nuno opted to change his system and bring on striker Benik Afobe. Batth, meanwhile, was left on the bench, which does not bode well for his chances of still being at Molineux next season.

A local lad who has been at the club for 18 years, Batth has always dreamed of leading Wolves into the Premier League. But while he looks set to tick that off his bucket list, it seems somewhat unlikely that the 27-year-old will be part of Nuno’s plans in the near future.

Danny Batth celebrates after scoring their third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in Wolverhampton,...

With just 12 Championship starts to his name in 2017/18, Batth has featured even less frequently than the out-of-favour Miranda. And it is surely no coincidence that he has not been seen since the 4-1 thrashing at Aston Villa; a dreadful evening during which he was lambasted by supporters for making a series of mistakes.

And being left out of the XI for Miranda could represent another nail in his coffin.

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