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No New Wolves Deal for Ebanks-Blake
Wednesday, 13th Nov 2013 13:54

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says he won't be offering Sylvan Ebanks-Blake a new contract at Molineux once the striker is back to full fitness. The 27-year-old, whose Wolves terms were up at the end of June, suffered a broken leg and ankle ligament damage in April and is continuing his recovery from those injuries with his former club.

The one-time Manchester United trainee is now back running but Jackett says he won't come into his plans: “We wouldn’t be looking at a deal for Sylvan," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"I just feel that I don’t particularly want to go back to the former players. It would be nice to bring new, fresh players in."

Town boss Mick McCarthy, who was the manager who took Ebanks-Blake from Plymouth to Wolves for a fee of £1.5 million in January 2008, has been linked with a move for his former player from virtually the moment he took over at Portman Road a year ago.

After the links resurfaced in September, he revealed that the two had talked: “I spoke to Sylvan a few weeks ago to see what he was doing. I rang him up while I was in the car and had nothing else to do, I was driving home.

“He’s waiting until he’s fully fit. He had a really nasty injury and I rang to see how he was doing and to encourage him, that’s all. He’s not coming here.

“I’d love him to, don’t get me wrong. If I could, I would, if he was fit and we could do it, I’d have him here tomorrow. But that’s not the case.”

He added: “Sylvan was a great signing for me. If I could sign him when he’s fit, I would. But let me tell you, the rest of the Championship, the other 23 clubs would be saying exactly the same. And some of the Premier League, I would have thought.”

Meanwhile, we understand that Preston North End are amongst a number of clubs to have approached the Blues regarding Anthony Wordsworth, who Town have made it known is available for loan. However, it's not thought that the Lilywhites are the club the 24-year-old is close to joining.


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Bandbox_Blue added 14:05 - Nov 13
How does this equate to ITFC news?
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bluefeast added 14:05 - Nov 13
not needed , we need the hunger that is starting to form to continue.
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PhilTWTD added 14:11 - Nov 13
Because Mick McCarthy has said he'd be interested in signing him, fairly obviously.
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Dozzells_Bobblehat added 14:12 - Nov 13
Bandbox - its news because he has been linked to us and this is a development. If you dont like the article, dont read it.
bluefeast - i disagree , he obviously needs to prove his fitness but i would invite him to train with us and if he measures up offer him a deal. Just the sort of striker we need and only 27.
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Robbie12345 added 14:24 - Nov 13
Ebanks-Blake on the left, Murphy in the centre, and Taylor on the right, with McGoldrick just behind, wow..
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Bandbox_Blue added 14:26 - Nov 13
MM said the same about Stearman.But he isn't here.

Like Stearman SEB is out of our price-range wages wise.

MM also said;

''But let me tell you, the rest of the Championship, the other 23 clubs would be saying exactly the same. And some of the Premier League, I would have thought.”
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Dozzells_Bobblehat added 14:29 - Nov 13
Bandbox - so you agree,it is relevant to Town then ?
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Bandbox_Blue added 14:34 - Nov 13
I bet MM would like to sign Messi.

Is that relevant to ITFC?
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catch74 added 14:41 - Nov 13
Bandbox, what you be prepared to eat if we do sign SEB?
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bluefeast added 14:42 - Nov 13
how can someone get 4 minus for a comment that hes not needed. He hardly did well for wolves last season ,then toward the end got a nasty injury ,will ot be match fit etc etc ,like paul taylor this season. So you demented monkeys what is the point of signing someone who would not make matchday squad etc
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Dozzells_Bobblehat added 14:44 - Nov 13
Bandbox - but i dont think Messi is an ex MM player and i dont think he has directly been quoted saying he would like to sign him has he.
Anyway, im bored of you now
Thanks Phil, i was interested in the story.
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PhilTWTD added 14:48 - Nov 13
Cheers Mr Bobblehat

Four months ago Stephen Hunt's wages were beyond us and he's signed, albeit only a short-term deal so far. Don't think SEB doing similar can entirely be ruled out.
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Bandbox_Blue added 14:48 - Nov 13
Dozzells_Bobblehat ... SEB is on a reported 27k a week.

That is relevant.
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bluelady added 15:00 - Nov 13
banbox -i really think i would give up if i were you. Your comment was ridiculous and you are simply digging a bigger hole for yourself. SEB is someone our current manager has much respect for and would love to sign if he could... therefore its relevant end of. I assume since his contract expired in June he isnt on 27K unless Wolves are paying him that to train with them!
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TractorCam added 15:02 - Nov 13
Would be quite pleased if we signed him
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bedsitfc added 15:03 - Nov 13
Bandbox - he is not on anything he is out of contract
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Dozzells_Bobblehat added 15:11 - Nov 13
Bandbox - yeah on 27k a week that he probably signed when Wolves were in the Championship. It doesnt mean he wants that now.
I dont know if we can afford him or not, but the point was it is a relevant story for this board in my opinion he would be an excellent signing.
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irishtim added 15:15 - Nov 13
Think what Phil says could happen. Pay as you play. Could benefit both parties and see what happens.
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ipswichtillidie added 15:47 - Nov 13
Get a grip some of you,,, We need a striker of this ilk for sure. Berra and Hunt we're out of our price range too. Would be a good move for both us and SEB. Plus who-ever else goes in for him will have to compete with the McCarthy factor.
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Wickets added 16:00 - Nov 13
Funny how something is claimed to be not worth reporting goes on to cause such an interesting debate. Thanks Phil keep up the good work.
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yorksblue added 16:01 - Nov 13
Bet we'd see some cracking performances if everyone was on a pay per game basis.
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mickymacsbarmyarmy added 16:13 - Nov 13
Obviously seb is without a job,thus this could allow us to get him cheaper than if he was fully fit & flying..lastly would mick refer to him as seb or sylvain until he earns the right to be called seb !!
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ericclacton added 16:21 - Nov 13
Hooray for Phil.
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bluefeast added 16:31 - Nov 13
22 minus points from 2 posts ,what are you freaks like. Opinion is always the theme on forums , i fail to see what good he would do us simple as that.
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Keaneish added 16:49 - Nov 13
...Ebanks-Blaks has a 1 in 2 ratio Bluefeast and 'you fail to see what good he would do us'!?
Have you ever considered the minuses are because your opinions are....mmmmental?
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