Kightly left out of Wolves squad

All Premier League clubs must submit their list of 25 players by

5pm on Wednesday and McCarthy is ‘delighted’ with the options at

his disposal. However, he will make do without the services of

Kightly during the first half of the season as the 24-year-old

continues his recovery from a knee injury. Kightly has been

experiencing problems with his patella tendons and could eventually

be loaned out before returning to Wolves’ plans in January. “We’re

just going to let Kights get on with it,” McCarthy told the club’s

official website. “He’s still not quite ready to come back and

there’s no pressure on him – it will take as long as it takes.

There’s no time limit on it either. “When he is fit, he won’t have

played since last November and it would be very difficult in that

situation to go straight back into the Premier League. “So when he

is ready, we’ll be able to discuss with him the possibility of

going out on loan, which he can do before we have the chance to

revise the squad in January.” McCarthy, who can call on players

under the age of 21, added: “I am delighted with the squad I’ve got

at my disposal. “Now we’ve got the 25 sorted we can crack on

without any interruptions until January.” Wolves’ 25-man squad:

Marcus Hahnemann, Wayne Hennessey, Carl Ikeme, Kevin Foley, Ronald

Zubar, Richard Stearman, Jody Craddock, Christophe Berra, Steven

Mouyokolo, George Elokobi, Stephen Ward, Jelle Van Damme, Karl

Henry, David Jones, Michael Mancienne, Dave Edwards, Greg Halford,

Nenad Milijas, Adlene Guedioura, Matt Jarvis, Stephen Hunt, Kevin

Doyle, Steven Fletcher, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Marcus Bent.