Clarke rules out Long sale
Wolves have suffered a blow with the news that midfielder Dave
Edwards has been ruled out until the New Year with a hamstring
The Welsh international has suffered a ‘Grade Two’ tear which
means he will be out for around two months.
The news is a disappointment to manager Stale Solbakken, as
Edwards had become a key figure for him in recent weeks.
“It is disappointing that he picked up a bad injury,” said boss
“We don’t have so many players with the experience that Dave
“In the last four or five games he has been up to a good
standard in his performances.”
Long has scored seven goals in 16 appearances for the Baggies
this season, but Clarke insists there is no truth in the rumours
linking him with Liverpool, despite a lack of firepower in Brendan
“Liverpool need a striker, Shane is playing well, so a lazy
journalist puts it together and makes a story out of it,” Clarke
told the Birmingham Mail.
“Shane is not for sale. And I’d be very surprised if Brendan
Rodgers wanted to take Shane anyway.
“People are merely looking at connections and making stories out
Meanwhile, Clarke also confirmed goalkeeper Ben Foster is
recovering well following his groin operation, although a sickness
bug is causing him problems.
Yassine El Ghanassy was forced to sit out West Brom U21s victory
over Bolton while a number of other first team players have also
been struck down.
“Yassine is sick, we’ve had a sickness virus at the club,” added
“Boaz Myhill was also sick last week. He didn’t travel with us
to Swansea. He actually came down on the day of the game.
“Billy Jones was also sick overnight on Friday – he wasn’t even
in the stadium – and now Yassine is unwell. Ben is improving (from
his operation) which is good news for us. We will see how he gets