O’Hara thrown to Wolves

Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has joined English Premier League rivals Wolverhampton on loan for the remainder of the season.

O’Hara, 24, was expected to be sent out on loan by Spurs as he continues to regain match fitness in his recovery from a back injury.

The former England Under-21 international spent two spells at Portsmouth last season and picked up the relegated club’s player-of-the-season award, but has been unable to force his way into Harry Redknapp’s side since returning to White Hart Lane.

O’Hara was present at Wolves’ 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Stoke City at Molineux on Sunday and will be keen to see regular first-team action under manager Mick McCarthy.

McCarthy was thrilled to welcome O’Hara to the club, which is two points from safety on the Premier League table.

“Jamie’s a good player who will add quality to our squad and hopefully improve us,” McCarthy said.

“He’s been injured but he’s recovered from that and may just need a bit of game time.”

“But he’s a good personality who will be good around the place as well.”

“It’s a very positive signing for us because he’s a good footballer and is very competitive.”

“He’s got a very good pedigree and will fit into what we have here and I’m thrilled we have brought him in.”