HULL CITY boss Steve Bruce says the club have received some "good news" on the medical front for Paul McShane, although the Ireland international will still be sidelined until the start of next season.
McShane suffered ankle ligament damage during City's Premier League defeat to Southampton two weeks ago and will miss the rest of the current campaign after he underwent surgery.
"The operation was as good as it could be," said Bruce.
"He had that on Monday and he'll have a major operation in two weeks' time, but the news is as good as we could have hoped for considering the damage to the ligaments.
"He hasn't got a micro-fracture, so the doctor has told me, so it's as good news as we could have had, but he's still going to be out for a long time.
"We're hoping that he'll be back for the start of next season."
WOLVES boss Kenny Jackett has defended his decision to drop Ireland U21 keeper Aaron McCarey, even after the Monaghan lad managed to keep three clean sheets in four games.
McCarey got a run in the Wolves side after No 1 Carl Ikeme suffered a hand injury and the former Monaghan United man earned his keep as he recovered from a 1-0 defeat to Gillingham on his league debut to help Wolves go on a four-game winning run.
But when Ikeme was fit for last week's League One clash with Notts County, he was put back in the starting XI, with McCarey dropped to the bench.
"It was a difficult decision," said Jackett. "I have been very pleased with Aaron, but I do feel that Carl Ikeme is number one.
"I am pleased with what Aaron has done – he hasn't let us down and the team have done very well with him in the team," the head coach said.
"He is a very capable goalkeeper and has a great future."