With Wolves struggling down the wrong end of the Championship, manager Kenny Jackett faces a struggle to replicate the good form of his early tenure at the club. After successive relegations, the former Millwall boss returned the Molineux side to England’s second tier.
However, life has not been so easy since and the club have only recorded two wins out of seven so far. After the sale of Bakary Sakho, and rumours persisting over £10m man Benik Afobe, these are nervous times.
Kevin McDonald’s future is still up in the air, and Richard Stearman has been sold to Fulham. The core of the side that returned the club to the Championship after an awful chapter in their history is in danger of being ripped apart without replacement.
Should they continue to struggle, the loan market is always available to be dipped into.
Here are six loan signings to revitalise their season…
Liverpool’s youngest debutant has struggled to push on since his initial breakthrough. Currently the subject of a contract dispute, the England youth player could do with some time away from Merseyside.
An energetic forward, it would be interesting to see him perform week in and week out for a big club. Couple with Afobe or Adam Le Fondre, the youngster could show Liverpool just what they might lose.
With Anthony Martial proving to be the cheapest £58m ever spent, Louis van Gaal could be tempted into allowing youngster James Wilson some time away.
A player we have heard about often, we have never truly seen him in full flow. Swapping Old Trafford for a battle down the wrong end of the Championship table could be exactly the platform the striker needs to push on.
With a certain Yohan Cabaye now in Palace colours, the enigmatic talents of Jordan Mutch could be better served elsewhere.
The former Cardiff and QPR man is skilful and energetic, able to produce moments of magic. Only ever seen in glimpses, the midfielder could be exactly what Jackett needs to bring into Wolves.
Operating behind Afobe as a Number 10 would certainly be interesting to see.
Should Afobe garner the attention of Premier League sides again, a suitable replacement absolutely must be brought in.
Whether Newcastle’s French striker is that remains to be seen, but could be an absolute steal. He’s quick, powerful and physical enough to take to the Championship.
He’s had a bad time of it in the North East, but really, who hasn’t?
Aston Villa’s utility man is struggling to impose himself under Tim Sherwood, following an influx of summer arrivals.
He’s a former Manchester United player, and able to operate in both midfield and attack. Able to provide quality from set-pieces, he’s a signing that makes absolute sense should he become available.
At only 30 years old, the player has an awful lot of experience behind him and has played top flight football for over ten years.
The last time he played for a club in the Midlands, things went very well indeed.
Leicester ace Dean Hammond has found himself watching from the side lines as the Foxes continue to defy logic in the Premier League.
With Kevin McDonald uncertain to stay, the 32-year old Southampton and Colchester dynamo could be the perfect replacement.
A calming influence, he offers stability and assurance in the middle of the park, giving whatever team he plays for the chance to bomb forward.
A temporary departure from the Premier League could be just the tonic to serve him as he enters the autumn of his career, and a big club like Wolves could be just the place to do it.