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Foley future away from Wolves

Kenny Jackett has informed Kevin Foley that he is free to move on after dropping back into 'group three' at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 29-year-old full-back, who is in the final year of his contract, has slipped down the pecking order at Molineux.

He was offered an opportunity to impress during pre-season, but Jackett still considers Foley to be surplus to requirements and will allow him to leave if a suitable offer is tabled.

The Wolves boss said in the Express and Star: \"Kevin has gone back into that group (three).

\"I had a look at him in pre-season and although he played very well - particularly at Oxford - he's third-choice right-back behind Matt Doherty and Sam Ricketts with Ethan Ebanks-Landell having been there once or twice last season.

\"On the opposite side with Tommy Rowe coming into the building, it leaves me with Scott Golbourne, Ricketts and Rowe that can all play left-back.

\"So for Kevin the decision is he tries to get himself in the shop window and tries to move on.

\"We're starting to thin the group out now - we've played three games and basically used the same 19 players, although juggled them about, but he hasn't played.

\"As you go through pre-season you need a lot more players with people needing 45 or 60 minutes or whatever, but I'm pleased I had a look at him.

\"Full-backs is a very strong area for us and with Kevin, we've come to the conclusion that if he can use the good pre-season he's had to get a move, that will be a good thing.

\"Unfortunately within the group of 19 or 20 players we have, there isn't room for him.

\"After that, there has to be room for Dominic Iorfa and Ben O'Hanlon who are young players coming through in the U21s.\"