Still no place at Wolves for Ward despite Jackett recall
Published 01/08/2014 | 02:30
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett insists he still wants to sell Irish international Stephen Ward – despite taking him in from the cold on Tuesday night.
Ward is available for £100,000, and will join Brighton and Hove Albion, if The Seagulls agree to pay his £13,000-a-week wages. To date, they have fallen £3,000 shy with their offer.
"He's looking for his next move and he had a successful last season," said Jackett.
"To get some match fitness and show a good attitude on Tuesday night, the way he did, will only help him in whatever he wants to do next. "If I hadn't played him, it would have left the team too young against Oxford, who are a good side and a big club."
Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers last night confirmed the signing of Eamon Zayed on loan from Shamrock Rovers until the end of the season.
Elsewhere, Hull had to settle for a 0-0 draw on their competitive European debut after Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty and a point-blank follow-up in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie with Slovakia's AS Trencin in Zilina.
Aberdeen have it all to do to keep their campaign alive after a 2-0 defeat by Real Sociedad in San Sebastian. The Dons defended stubbornly in a first half which was characterised by some wayward shooting by the home side.
However, midfielder David Zurutuza broke through the red resistance eight minutes after the break and substitute Sergio Canales doubled that lead with a drive in the 68th minute.
Italians Torino made it look easy with a 3-0 victory over Swedish side Brommapojkarna in a match which saw both sides reduced to 10 men. Mohamed Yattara scored a brace as Lyon claimed a comfortable 4-1 victory over Mlada Boleslav.