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Republic of Ireland's Stephen Ward. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland's Stephen Ward. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland's Stephen Ward. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

WOLVES boss Kenny Jackett has told Stephen Ward that he can leave Molineux as the Ireland international is not in his plans for next season.

The Wolves players reported back for pre-season training yesterday but Jackett informed four first-team players, including the long-serving Ward, that they were being made available for transfer.

"I've spoken to the four lads who have gone on the transfer list because I want to be honest with them and tell them that they are not part of my plans. They understand my reasoning," said Jackett.

"We will also be seeing what interest there is in the whole of the squad. Suffice to say that changes do need to be made as it needs to be a young and vibrant Wolves side coming out well now and coming out fighting."

 

WILLIAMS IN THREE-YEAR BRISTOL DEAL

IRELAND U21 cap Derrick Williams believes he has made the right move by turning down the offer of a new contract from Aston Villa to hook up with League One side Bristol City.

The Waterford lad has signed a three-year deal with the club who were relegated from the Championship last season but Williams insists he has made the correct decision.

"I want to make a career for myself; Bristol City were interested and it's a big club. It's a big decision to make, turning down the Villa contract offer, but I needed to take that step. I hope it's the right decision," he says.

"I've no issues dropping down to League One. The club's aim is to bounce back stronger and it's a great goal to have."


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