Neville prepared to drop down

Wolves are weighing up a possible deal for Marian Kello to ease

their goalkeeping concerns.

Kello, 30, has spent this week training at the club’s Compton

facility as manager Dean Saunders runs the rule over the stopper,

who is a free agent.

The Czech Republic-born goalkeeper, who has represented Slovakia

at international level, spent four successful years with Hearts

between 2008 and 2012.

He departed the Scottish club in April 2012 amid heavy interest

from several top-flight suitors including Aston Villa, before he

undertook trial periods with Ipswich and then Wolves last summer

when former boss Stale Solbakken was in charge, although nothing


Relegation-threatened Wolves are on the lookout for

reinforcements with first-choice Carl Ikeme facing the remainder of

the season on the sidelines having broken his hand punching a

dressing room tactics board at the interval against Bristol City

last time out.

With Wayne Hennessey (knee) already sidelined, Dorus De Vries is

set to take the number one shirt while Aaron McCarey has already

been recalled from his loan spell at Walsall as back up.

The former England international is now 36 years of age and

appreciates that his time at the top is coming to a close.

He has graced the Premier League with Manchester United and

Everton and has collected 59 caps for his country.

Neville is now approaching a professional crossroads, as he is

working on a one-year rolling contract at Goodison Park and will

see his latest agreement expire at the end of the season.

He has already agreed to a coaching role with the England U21

side at this summer’s European Championship, but maintains that it

is his intention to play on at some level in 2013/14.

Neville told the Liverpool Echo: “For me, I want to continue

playing as long as possible, so I’m not embarrassed to go down the


“I think you can still have as much fun playing in the lower

leagues as you can in the Premier League.

“I think it’d be good for your experience to coach and manage

down there, to go through the types of things that Edgar Davids is

going through at the moment (at Barnet) because he’s been used to

the best things in life and now he’s got to really coach.

“He won’t have 20 balls, he’ll probably have five or six, he

won’t have many cones, they’ll be training on a park pitch where

there’s maybe dogs running across the training pitch and this is

where he’ll have to learn his trade again.”