WOLVES boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that he is in no hurry to let Danny Batth return to Hillsborough on loan.
Although a deal may yet go through this summer as expected, McCarthy wants to see how his young players are shaping up in training before he sanctions moves.
Batth, aged 20, remains among Molineux players who are regarded as prospects and possibly suitable for gaining league experience via further temporary stays elsewhere.
This also implies that they are not part of McCarthy’s immediate first-team plans - as was expected in the case of Batth once Wolves had won their fight for Premier League survival.
The Molineux chief says: “A lot of our younger lads are wanted on loan but no decisions on any of them going out will be made until they have been back for a while. Then we’ll decide if, when and where they’re going to go.
“Players like Scott Malone, Danny Batth, David Davis, Sam Winnall and Nat Mendez-Laing all did well for their respective teams after they were loaned out last season, and interest in them is already high.
“We want them to get experience at league level, then hopefully come back and play for us. But no decisions will be made yet.”
Defender Batth was a Hillsborough hit, winger Mendez-Laing played for Peterborough, midfield player Davis was with Walsall, and defender Malone and striker Winnall both had spells at Burton.
Three Wednesday youngsters have agreed new contracts: Defender or midfielder Cecil Nyoni is signed up for two years, and striker Vadaine Oliver and keeper Sean Cuff each for one year.