Premier League

Sad Wolves Prepare For The Inevitable Exodus

Fletcher and Hennessey linked with moves in the summer, with Wolves all but dead and buried.

According to The Daily Mirror, Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is ­planning a swoop for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

With the midlands side rapidly sliding towards the Premier League trap door, and the black cats unlikely to be able to tie global superstar Niklas Bendtner to a permanent contract, a move seems likely once Wolves are finally put out of their misery.

The Scotland international signed for £7million from Burnley in 2010, and is the clubs top scorer this season with 10 goals. But the 25 year old has been in wretched from of late, a run which can curiously be traced back to the inspirational appointment of Terry Connor, and he’ll hope a move to the North East presents the opportunity to prove himself further in the top flight.

Meanwhile the stricken whipping boys also face the prospect of losing goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. My respected sources (The Daily Star) tell me that QPR are counting their chickens before they’ve been laid, and have identified the Welsh international as a potential £4 million signing.

Rangers boss Mark Hughes is an admirer of 25-year-old, and knows plenty about him through his connections in Wales. Hennessey has 38 caps, and has represented his country at nearly every level. After a season watching the ball thunder past him on more than a few occasions whilst attempting to organise a back line of utter jokers, it’s surprising to think the keeper could manage to cling on to any shred of credibility he had before the campaign. But having somehow ensured his side weren’t thumped in every game thus far, it’s safe to say he’s one of the very few of Connor’s warriors to have done so.

If QPR stay up and the bottom club are relegated Rangers will reportedly move to replace Paddy Kenny in between the sticks. And with only Tottenham, Stoke, Chelsea and Man City to play, survival for the Hoops is sure to be a walk in the park for a manager with the self proclaimed prowess of Mark Hughes.

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