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15 - TOMMY ROWE (Wolves midfielder/defender )

Nationality: English
DOB: 24/09/1988
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 12st 11lbs (81 kg) 
Position: Mid/Def
Former club: Peterborough (5 yrs)
Schoolboy terms: Man Utd

Versatile midfielder/defender Tommy Rowe joined Wolves in the summer of 2014 after a successful 5 years at Peterborough came to an end.

Rowe started out on schoolboy terms with Manchester United before joining Stockport County, helping the team to promotion and winning a Young Player of the Year award before joining Peterborough in May, 2009.

He scored in the 2010/11 play-off final win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford which took Posh into the Championship, and was a mainstay in the team in the subsequent 2 Championship seasons, including scoring at Molineux in a 3-0 victory against Wolves.

Rowe, who has been Peterborough’s captain for the last 2 seasons, made 43 appearances during the 2013/14 campaign which saw Peterborough reach the play-offs before being beaten over two legs by Leyton …

48 - BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE (Wolves striker)

Nationality: Nigerian
Weight: st lbs (kg)

Nigerian-born striker with both power and skill, joined Wolves Academy at the start of the 2014/15 season and made an impressive impact. 
Having first moved to England at the age of 15, Bright’s form in his first season at Wolves saw him land his first professional contract before heading off for the summer. 
Returned for pre-season ahead of 2015/16 with a similar positive effect, going on tour with the first team to Clairefontaine and scoring the winning goal in a friendly against FC Chambly.

7 - JAMES HENRY (Wolves winger)

Nationality: English
DOB: 10/06/1989
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 12st 2lbs (77.3 kg)

James Henry arrived at Wolves on a 3-month loan in September, 2013.
The winger made the temporary switch from Millwall, under whom he made an impressive impact having enjoyed 2 previous loans with the Lions.

His tally of goals for Millwall prior to moving to Wolves including some spectacular efforts from distance, as well as a hat trick against Tranmere.

Henry started his career with Reading having come through the Academy and also enjoyed loan spells with Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich prior to joining Millwall.

Having credited Kenny Jackett with helping him produce the best football of his career whilst at Millwall, Henry was delighted to link up again with Wolves’ Head Coach and made an impressive debut in a 3-0 win at Colchester.

The initial loan spell was ultimately turned into a permanent deal, and Henry's impressive impact in the title win…

27 - MICHAL ZYRO (Wolves midfielder/striker/winger)

Nationality: Polish
DOB: 20/09/1992
Weight: st lbs ( kg)

Michal Zyro joined Wolves in the January transfer window of 2016.

The striker/winger signed a 3-and-a-half year contract to move from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee.

Zyro came through the youth ranks of the top Polish side, and moved to Molineux ahead of his contract expiring in the summer of 2016.

Zyro, who has 4 international caps to his name, has been highly thought of in Poland and was part of the Legia Warsaw squad which won both the Polish League and Cup in recent seasons.

He also made an impressive start to his Wolves career, scoring 3 goals in his first 3 games before picking up an unfortunate calf injury.

4 - DAVE EDWARDS (Wolves midfielder)

Nationality: Welsh
DOB: 03/02/1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 12st 5lbs (78.3 kg)
David Edwards joined Wolves from Luton in the January 2008 transfer window for an undisclosed fee.

He signed a 2-and-a-half year contract and made his debut at Scunthorpe. He could not have hoped for a better start, scoring for his new club after just five minutes in the 2-0 win.

The midfielder started his career at Shrewsbury Town where he made over 100 appearances before moving to Kenilworth Road in the summer of 2007.

After a good initial impact Edwards was also a key figure during the promotion-winning 2008/09 campaign, featuring in 44 of the 46 league fixtures and scoring three goals.

That helped secure a new 3-year contract in the summer of 2009.

Edwards has been capped at senior level for Wales, where he has also found the net on several occasions.

He emerged as a key figure during the first half of the 2009/10 Premier League campaign, holding down a regular p…

35 - CONNOR HUNTE (Wolves winger)

Nationality: English
DOB: 12/09/1996
Weight: st lbs ( kg)

A skilful winger who came through Chelsea’s Academy after being scouted whilst with Sutton United. Previously represented Chelsea in the Next Generation Cup, taking on the likes of Barcelona ‘B’.  A regular with England both at Under-16 level, when winning the Victory Shield, and Under-17s

29 - ADAM LE FONDRE (Wolves striker)

Nationality: English
DOB: 02/12/1986
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 11st 7lbs (73 kg)

Prolific striker Adam Le Fondre joined Wolves from Cardiff City on a season-long loan at the start of the 2015/16 season.  There is also an option within the deal for Wolves to make it permanent. 
Le Fondre boasts an impressive goals to games ratio throughout his career, notching 172 from 298 starts and 144 appearances as a substitute prior to joining Wolves. 
He started his career with home town club Stockport County before joining Rochdale and then Rotherham.
It was in August, 2011, that he made what was then a step up in level from Rotherham to Reading, scoring 12 goals as the Royals secured promotion to the Barclays Premier League. 
He then scored 14 times in the top flight in the 2012/13 campaign, including goals against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. 
He was also named the Premier League Player of the Month for January, 2013. Reading were relegat…

28 - SYLVAIN DESLANDES (Wolves defender)

Nationality: French
Weight: st lbs ( kg)

Joined Wolves in July, 2015, after his contract with SM Caen expired.
And was quickly back close to home soil when joining the first team for the pre-season training camp at Clairefontaine.
A pacey left footed defender who can either play at full back or in the centre of the back-line.
Expected to figure strongly for the Under-21 squad during the current season.

26 - DAMIAN MARTINEZ (Wolves keeper)

Nationality: Argentinian
DOB: 02/09/1992
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 13st 5lbs (85 kg)

Emiliano Martinez – Emi for short – joined Wolves on a season-long loan from Arsenal at the start of the 2015/16 campaign, making his debut in the Capital One Cup victory over Newport County AFC. Martinez joined Arsenal from Independiente in 2010 and has appeared for both the Argentinian under-17 and Under-20 sides.
He has made eight appearances for the Gunners in total, the first of which came in a League Cup tie with Coventry in 2012.
Those appearances also include two in the Champions League, victories away to Anderlecht and at home to Borussia Dortmund in the first half of last season.
To date Martinez has enjoyed three different loan spells while with Arsenal.
His debut in English football came for Oxford United in League Two at the end of the 2011/12 season. In the 2013/14 campaign he made 15 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday and then an add…

1 - Adam Legzdins (Birmingham City keeper)

1 - Adam Legzdins Position:Goalkeeper Nationality: English D.O.B: 28th November 1986 Height:6'3" (190.5 cm) Weight:12st 3lbs (77.5Kg)
Shirt Number 1

Goalkeeper Adam Legzdins rejoined Blues for a second time in June 2015.
The stopper signed a 2-year deal with a further year's option in the Club's favour.

Legzdins was a free agent having been released by League One Leyton Orient in the summer of 2015.

The Penkridge-born player is a product of Blues' Academy and previously left the Club in 2008 to join Crewe Alexandra.
After 2 years at Gresty Road he made the switch to Burton Albion where Paul Peschisolido was first team manager and current Blues boss Gary Rowett his assistant.

His performances for the Brewers earned him a move up the footballing pyramid to Derby County. He spent 3 seasons at Pride Park and made 37 appearances before leaving the Rams to link up with Leyton Orient at the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

Unfortunately his playing time with the O's…

7 - Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City offensive midfielder)

7 - Diego Fabbrini Position: Offensive midfielder Nationality: Italian D.O.B: 31st July 1990 Height:5'11" (181 cm) Weight:12st 0lbs (76Kg)
Shirt Number 7

Blues completed the permanent signing of Italian offensive midfielder Diego Fabbrini from Premier League side Watford on 27 January, 2016.

Fabbrini joined the Club in a £1.5 million deal and on a 3-and-a-half year contract, which runs until 2019.

He can play in a variety of positions across the front line and returns to Blues following a successful loan period at St. Andrew's at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

He first joined Blues on an emergency loan in late March 2015 and went on to make five appearances, with his last start in his previous spell at the Club coming in Blues' 1-0 win away at Bolton Wanderers on the final day of the 2014/15 season.

Prior to arriving at St. Andrew's for a second time Fabbrini was on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough, where he made a total of 26 appearances and scored 6 goals.

A full…

17 - Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City midfielder)

17 - Viv Solomon-Otabor Position: Midfielder Nationality: English D.O.B: 2nd January 1996 Height: 5'9" (175 cm) Weight: 12st 2lbs (77Kg)
Shirt Number 17

Born in London, the pacy midfielder was with Crystal Palace as a youngster, before being released by the Eagles and then picked up by the Blues Academy as 16-year old in 2012.

A quick and powerful winger, he signed his first professional deal in June 2014 when he penned a one-year contract, with a further year's option.

He made his Blues first team debut as a late substitute in the Capital One Cup second round victory against Gillingham at St. Andrew's on 25 August 2015.

He scored his first senior goal with a fantastic solo effort, in the 5-2 thrashing of Fulham at Craven Cottage in November 2015.

Having impressed during the first half of the season, Solomon-Otabor signed new three-and-a-half year deal in January 2016.

By nature of his parents' country of birth, Solomon-Otabor is eligible to play for Nigeria and last ye…

23 - Jonathan Spector (midfielder7defender)

23 - Jonathan Spector Position: Defender Nationality: American D.O.B: 1st March 1986 Height: 6'0" (182 cm) Weight: 12st 6lbs (79Kg)
Shirt Number 23

American international Jonathan Spector joined the Blues ranks at the start of August 2011. He is a versatile player who can play in both midfield and across the defence.

Born in the US state of Illinois, Spector began his footballing career in England with Manchester United in 2003, after being spotted playing for the United States U17 team as a striker.

During a 3-year spell at Old Trafford he made a total of 8 first team appearances for the Red Devils. In order to get regular first team football he then spent a season out on loan at South London side Charlton Athletic during the 2005/06 campaign, where he turned out 24 times for the Addicks.

In 2006, he left United to link up with West Ham United, where he spent 5 years, before being released in the summer of 2011. In his time at the Boleyn Ground he played 111 times and scored 4 goal…

26 - David Davis (Birmingham City midfielder)

26 - David Davis Position:Midfielder Nationality:English D.O.B: 20th February 1991 Height: 5'9" (176.5 cm) Weight: 12st 12lbs (81.7Kg)
Shirt Number 26

David Davis joined Blues in August 2014 after leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Davis moved to St. Andrew's on a two-year contract, with a further year's option, after Blues agreed an undisclosed fee with their Sky Bet Championship neighbours.

Smethwick-born Davis began his career as youth player with Wolves in 2008, before signing professional terms for the club in May 2009. He made his first-team bow in October of that same year, whilst on loan with Darlington.

During a six-year spell at Molineux, he also spent time out on loan with Walsall, Shrewsbury Town, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Chesterfield. He left Wolves having made 59 appearances for the Black Country outfit.

Davis made his Blues debut in august 2014 in the first-round Capital One Cup win against Cambridge United.

30 - Will Buckley (Birmingham City winger)

30 - Will Buckley  Position: Midfielder Nationality: English D.O.B: 21st November 1989 Height: 6'1" (185.9 cm) Weight:12st 1lbs (76.6Kg) Shirt Number 30  Blues completed the loan signing of Sunderland winger Will Buckley on 15 January 2016.
The 26-year-old has moved to St. Andrew's on a one-month loan deal which runs until Thursday 11 February.
Buckley, began his career with Rochdale, before making the switch to Watford. His performances for the Hornets saw him earn a £1m move to Brighton & Hove Albion. During his time with the Seagulls he made a total of 109 appearances and scored 19 goals and gained a reputation as one of the Championship's standout performers.
Sunderland paid a reported £2.5million for Buckley in August 2014.
During his first season with the Wearsiders and although he made a total of 24 appearances but has yet to feature Sam Allardyce's side this year.
Back in October 2015 he spent a short spell at Championship side Leeds United, where …

32 - Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City defender)

32 - Ryan Shotton Position: Defender Nationality:English D.O.B: 30th September 1988 Height: 6'2" (189 cm) Weight: 13st 5lbs (85 kg)
Shirt Number 32

Defender Ryan Shotton joined Blues on a standard loan from Derby County on January 28, 2016 unttil the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

Shotton, who stands six feet two inches tall, is a versatile player who is capable of playing at full-back or in the centre of defence.

Shotton, who is also well known for his ability to send in long throw-ins began his professional career with Stoke City, where he was a product of their Academy, before turning professional in 2007.

During his time with the Potters he also spent several spells out on loan with Altrincham, Tranmere Rovers, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic and Derby County.

His final loan spell with Derby was turned into a permanent deal in January 2015 when he joined the Rams on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

9 - Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City STRIKER)

9 - Clayton Donaldson Position: Striker Nationality: English D.O.B: 7th February 1984 Height:6'1" (185 cm) Weight:11st 7lbs (73Kg)
Shirt Number 9

Blues signed Brentford's top scorer Clayton Donaldson on a 2-year deal in the summer of 2014. 
Hot shot Donaldson played a key role by bagging 18 goals as the Bees clinched promotion out of Sky Bet League One in the 2013/14 season as runners-up to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Bradford-born player began his professional career with Hull City, before moving on to York City, Hibernian, Crewe Alexandra and then Brentford in 2011.

Following his switch to the Bees, he had a better than one in 3 goal average, having found the back of the net 53 times in 155 appearances.

Donaldson made his Blues debut as a second-half substitute in the opening-day defeat at Middlesbrough.

His first goal in royal blue was against Cambridge United in the Capital One Cup tie, which Blues won 3-1.

He ended his first campaign as the Club's top scorer with 16…

19 - Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City MIDFIELDER)

19 - Jacques Maghoma
Position: Midfielder
Nationality: Congolese
D.O.B: 23rd October 1987
Height:5'10" (177.8 cm)
Weight: 11st 5lbs (72.1Kg)
Shirt Number 19

Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jacques Maghoma joined Blues in June 2015 on a 2-year deal, with a further one-year option in the Club's favour.

Maghoma, who was born in Zaire, began his playing career in England with Tottenham Hotspur’s Academy in 2003.

He was a regular with the Spurs reserve side before leaving White Hart Lane in 2009 to join Burton Albion, where Gary Rowett was the assistant manager to Paul Peschisolido.

The powerful ball-playing midfielder, who can operate on either flank or off the front, enjoyed a successful spell with the Brewers. It culminated in him being named in the League Two PFA team of the year at the end of the 2012–2013 campaign following his 18 goal contribution.

After 4 years at the Pirelli Stadium, during which time he made 172 appearances and scored 32 goals, he made the switch …

20 - Jon Toral (Birmingham City OFFENSIVE MIDFIELDER)

20 - Jon Toral Position: Midfielder Nationality: Spanish D.O.B: 5th February 1995 Height: 6'0" (184 cm) Weight: 12st 8lbs (80Kg)
Shirt Number 20

Blues signed Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral on 30 July 2015 on a season-long loan.

Toral, who has an English mother was born in Reus, Spain and joined Barcelona’s youth team in 2003. He caught the eye at the Manchester United Premier Cup in 2010, a trophy he would win and moved to Arsenal with teammate Hector Bellerin in 2011.

The attacking midfielder featured in the 2012/13 NextGen Series and 2013/14 UEFA Youth League before breaking into the reserve team during the 2013/14 season.

Toral, joined Brentford on a season-long loan from Arsenal in August 2014 and made 36 total appearances scoring six goals.

The former Spanish U19 intemational scored a hat-trick against Blackpool in February 2015, whilst also completing 90 minutes in Blues’ 1-0 home win over Brentford four days later.

Toral made his Blues debut in the opening day Champions…

11 - David Cotterill (Birmingham City MIDFIELDER)

11 - David Cotterill Position: Midfielder Nationality: Welsh D.O.B: 4th December 1987 Height: 5'9" (175 cm) Weight: 11st 3lbs (71Kg)
Shirt Number 11

Wales international David Cotterill made the switch to Blues ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

The former Doncaster Rovers midfielder joined the club on a 2-year deal.

Cardiff-born Cotterill, who can play on either flank, began his career as a professional with Bristol City in 2004, before moving on to Wigan Athletic in 2006 in a deal worth £2 million.

In his time at the Latics he spent periods out on loan with Sheffield United, Swansea City and Portsmouth prior to joining the Swans on a permanent contract in 2010.

Having joined Barnsley on a short-term deal in February 2012, Cotterill was then snapped up by Doncaster in the summer of 2012 and in his first season with Rovers he scored ten goals in 49 appearances, as well as providing the most assists in the division which earned him a place in the PFA Team of the Year for League One.

6 - Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City MIDFIELDER)

6 - Maikel Kieftenbeld
Position: Midfielder Nationality: Dutch D.O.B: 26th June 1990 Height: 5'10" (179 cm) Weight: 11st 11lbs (75Kg)
Shirt Number: 6

Midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld joined Blues in July 2015 from FC Groningen on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Kieftenbeld, who was born in Dalfsen, Netherlands joined FC Twente’s youth team in 2003, before moving to Go Ahead Eagles in 2007 without making a first-team appearance.

The dynamic central midfielder spent 2 years with the club before moving to FC Groningen in 2010.

It was with the Green and White Army, where he had the most success by winning the Club's first major trophy, the KNVB Cup last season.

The midfielder made 147 league appearances for the club over 4 years, whilst also representing the Netherlands at Under 21 level 5 times.

8 - Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City MIDFIELDER)

8 - Stephen GleesonPosition: Midfielder Nationality: Irish D.O.B: 3rd August 1988 Height: 5'9" (175 cm) Weight: 11st 0lbs (70Kg)
Shirt Number 8

The former Milton Keynes Dons midfielder and Republic of Ireland international joined Blues in June 2014 on a 2-year contract.
Born in Dublin, Gleeson moved to England to join Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Academy set-up as a youngster.

He was given a 3-year professional deal by Wolves in 2006.  During that three year period with the Black Country outfit he spent several spells out on loan at clubs including Stockport County, Hereford United and Milton Keynes Dons, before signing with the Dons on a permanent basis in July 2009.  He went on to make a total of 169 appearances for the Dons and scored 17 goals.

Gleeson made his Blues debut in the 2014/15 opening-day defeat at Middlesbrough and went on to make a total of 40 appearances in his first season at the club.

3 - Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City LEFT BACK)

3 - Jonathan Grounds Profile SummaryPosition:DefenderNationality:EnglishD.O.B:2nd February 1988Height:6'1" (185 cm)Weight:12st 8lbs (79.82Kg) Shirt Number 3 Former Oldham Athletic defender Jonathan Grounds joined Blues in the summer of 2014 a two-year deal. Grounds operates predominantly as a left-back but can also stand-in at centre-back if required.
Born in North Yorkshire, he began his career at Middlesbrough, where he came through their academy system.
During his five-year professional spell at Boro he spent several periods out on loan at Norwich City, Hibernian, Chesterfield and Yeovil Town.
In 2012 he joined Oldham Athletic and during his two-year stint at the Latics made 106 appearances and scored three goals.

Grounds made his Birmingham City debut on the opening day of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship campaign away at Middlesbrough.

That same season he went on to make 47 appearances and score two goals.

4- Paul Robinson (Birmingham City DEFENDER; player-coach; captain)

Paul Robinson Position: Defender  Nationality: English  D.O.B: 17th December 1978  Height: 5'9" (175 cm)  Weight: 12st 9lbs (80.3Kg)
Shirt Number 4

Blues completed the short-term signing of experienced defender Paul Robinson in September 2012.

This was later extended until the end of the 2012/13 season.

A former England Under-21 international, he began his career at his hometown club Watford before moving to West Bromwich Albion in 2003 and spending six years at the Hawthorns.

A season-long loan move to Bolton Wanderers was made permanent in 2010. His spell at the Reebok Stadium was briefly interrupted by a month-long spell at Leeds United in 2011/12 season.

Ahead of the 2013/14 campaign he was given the role of both club and team captain.

His performances during the 2013/14 season saw Robinson rewarded with the Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season accolades at the end of season awards dinner.
In the summer of 2015 Robinson signed a new one-year deal.

28 - Michael Morrison (Birmingham City DEFENDER)

28 - Michael Morrison
Position: Defender Nationality: English D.O.B: 3rd March 1988 Height:6'0" (183 cm) Weight:12st 0lbs (76Kg)
Shirt Number 28 

Posted 5th January 2015 at 11:28 am Blues initially signed experienced Charlton Athletic defender Michael Morrison on a 2-month emergency loan deal on 31 October 2014.

But following a string of impressive performances, the deal was made permanent in January 2015 when Morrison put pen-to-paper on a 3-and-a-half year contract.

Morrison predominantly plays as a centre-half, but he can also slot in at full-back if required.

He began his caerer as a trainee at Cambridge United. He later moved onto Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday, before making the switch to Charlton in 2011. He was an almost ever-present in his first 3 seasons with the Addicks, missing just 4 league games.

His performances during his debut campaign at the Valley earned him a place in the PFA's divisional team of the year as his side romped to the League One ti…

31 - Paul Caddis (Birminghqam City RIGHT BACK)

31 - Paul Caddis
Position: Defender
Nationality: Scottish
D.O.B: 19th April 1988
Height: 5'7" (170 cm) 
Weight: 10st 8lbs (67Kg)
Shirt Number 31

Paul Caddis joined Blues on a three-year deal from Swindon Town on the final day of the August 2013 transfer window for an undisclosed fee.

He had previously made 28 appearances for Blues during a loan spell at St. Andrew's between September 2012 and April 2013, when he returned to the County Ground.

A former Scotland U21 international, he began his career with Celtic and made a total of 24 appearances for the Bhoys.

He also gained experience out on loan with Dundee United before moving south of the border to link-up with Swindon in 2010.

He quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the County Ground and captained Swindon to the League Two title in 2012.

Caddis can play either at right-back or in midfield.

29 - Tomasz Kuszczak (Birmingham City KEEPER)

Position: Goalkeeper Nationality: Polish D.O.B: 20th March 1982 Height: 6'3" (190.5 cm) Weight: 13st 3lbs (84Kg) Shirt Number 29 

Former Polish international goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszcak joined Blues in July 2015 on a 2-year deal, after leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the summer.

The experienced stopper began his playing career in Germany with Hertha Berlin, before making the switch to England to link up with West Bromwich Albion in 2004.
After 3 years at the Hawthorns, which also included a spell out on loan at Manchester United, the RedDevils made the deal permanent in 2007.

Although the Pole found his first team opportunities limited at Old Trafford he was a member of the squad that won 3 Premier League titles and 2 League Cups.

After 5 years and 48 appearances for the Reds, he moved down to the south coast to join up with Brighton & Hove Albion.

He was a regular for the Seagulls during his 2-year spell with them, before being released at the end of the 2013/14 …

Gary Rowett - Head Coach

Gary Rowett was appointed as the club's new first-team manager on the 27 October 2014.

Rowett is a familiar face to Blues fans having amassed over 100 appearances during a 2-year spell at St. Andrew’s club between 1998 and 2000, and arrived at the club with an excellent reputation following a successful managerial spell at Burton Albion.

In his first season in charge, Rowett guided the Brewers to within two points of automatic promotion in 2012/13 before again taking the club to the Sky Bet League Two play-offs last season, only to narrowly lose the final 1-0 to Fleetwood Town at Wembley.

The former defender, who has also previously worked with the England Under-16 squad, will be ably supported by a team of backroom staff who are also familiar with St. Andrew’s.

Kevin Summerfield arrived at the same time as assistant manager, Mark Sale took up the role of first-team coach and Kevin Poole joined as goalkeeping coach. All three are former Blues players

Kenny Jackett (Wolves Head Coach)

Kenny Jackett
Head Coach 

As a player, Kenny Jackett was the archetypal one-club man, displaying a loyalty which has remained throughout his footballing career by making 337 league appearances for his home town club Watford, scoring 25 goals.
He was a key part of the Hornets side which finished runners-up in the top flight in the 1982/83 season and appeared in the defeat to Everton in the 1984 FA Cup Final.
Jackett also picked up 31 caps for Wales.
A knee injury brought an early end to his career at the age of 28 in 1990, but he remained with Watford in coaching roles, going on to be both Head Coach and assistant manager to Graham Taylor.
As assistant to Taylor, Jackett helped mastermind 2 successive promotions up to the Barclays Premier League in the 1999/2000 campaign.
After leaving Watford at the end of the 2000/01 season, Jackett worked as assistant to Ian Holloway at Queen’s Park Rangers, again playing a part in a promotion, this time from League One.
It was in 2004 that Jackett joined S…


Nationality: English
DOB: 19/12/1992
Height: 5'7" (170.5 cm)
Weight: 11st 3lbs (71.2 kg)

Born in Shrewsbury, midfielder Jack Price came through the Wolves Academy to turn professional and has made an impressive impact at reserve and Under-21 team levels.

He made his first appearance in the matchday squad as an unused substitute at Norwich in the final stages of the 2011/12 Premier League campaign.

As Wolves returned for pre-season ahead of the 2013/14 season, Price was heavily involved in the first team scene as he aims to be part of Kenny Jackett’s new squad, and made his full debut in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Walsall.

It was to prove an impressive breakthrough season for Price, winning rave reviews for his midfield performances and picking up a League One winners' medal at the end.

Loan spells with Yeovil and Leyton Orient took Price away from Wolves for the first half of the 2014/15 season, but, with the team struggling for res…


Nationality: English
DOB: 16/07/1995
Weight: st lbs ( kg)

Highly-rated young central defender Kortney Hause joined Wolves from Wycombe Wanderers, in January 2014.

The 18-year-old left sided centre back made his first team breakthrough in the 2012/13 season with the Chairboys and had already chalked up 31 appearances, and scored 2 goals.

Hause signed a 2-and-a-half year contract after joining Wolves, and, after impressing at Under-21 level during his first few months at Molineux, was included in the touring party for the 2014 pre-season trip to Ireland.

The start of the 2014/15 season saw Hause continue his football development with an impressive loan spell with Gillingham, so much so that he was recalled by Wolves Head Coach Kenny Jackett to enjoy his senior bow at Molineux's club.

Used as left back rather than his more natural centre back position, Hause made 17 appearances as he announced himself on Wolves’ first team scene.

His regular appearan…


Nationality: Irish
DOB: 13/05/1991
Height: 5'10" (177.8 cm)
Weight: 11st 7lbs (73 kg)

Striker Joe Mason joined Wolves from Cardiff in the January transfer window of 2016.

He signed a 3-and-a-half year contract after moving for an undisclosed fee.

Born in Plymouth, Mason began his career with the Pilgrims, before joining Cardiff in July, 2011.

After 2 Championship seasons with Cardiff, where he scored 18 goals, Mason made the first of 3 loan moves to Bolton Wanderers.

During those spells he scored 10 goals from 21 starts and a further 9 substitutes appearances.

He made a fine start to the 2015/16 campaign with Cardiff with 5 goals from the opening 10 games, and was a regular in the side prior to making the move, starting in both games in which the Bluebirds beaten Wolves.

His most famous goal for Cardiff was the one at Wembley as he opened the scoring in front of almost 90,000 in the 2012 Capital One Cup Final against Liverpool.

Mason qualifies for the Repub…


Nationality: French
DOB: 09/05/1992
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 12st 0lbs (76 kg)  Jérémy Hélan (born 9 May 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays as a left back and left midfielder. He is currently on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers from Sheffield Wednesday, whom he joined from Manchester Cityfor an undisclosed fee in July 2013.

Born in Clichy-la-Garenne, Hélan started his career in the youth team of AS. Jeunesse d' Aubervilliers from the age of 11 and stayed with the club until 2007.  He then joined the Clairefontaine academy for a season, before joining Stade Rennais.
Manchester City
He controversially signed for Manchester City in February 2009 after deciding to see out the remainder of his professional contract with Rennes, and was accordingly suspended from international football for a month. For the remainder of the 2008–09 season and during the next two seasons Hélan established himself as a regular player in the City…


Nationality: English
DOB: 05/06/1992
Height: 5'11" (180.3 cm)
Weight: 13st 4lbs (84.3 kg)

Nathan Byrne arrived at Wolves on deadline day – September 1st, 2015 - and put pen to paper on a 3-year contract, with a further year’s option in the club’s favour. 
He moved to Molineux from Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee. 
Born in St Albans, Byrne played for his home town club before joining Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2010. 
During his 3 years at White Hart Lane he was unable to break into the senior ranks but enjoyed first team action with loan spells at Brentford, Bournemouth and Crawley Town
He spent the closing stages of the 2012/13 season on a similar loan deal with Swindon, during which time the move became permanent
In his first full season at the County Ground's club he made 43 appearances, scoring 4 goals, and then helped Swindon to the play-off final in 2014/15, scoring 4 from 48. 
He was also named in the Sky Bet League On…


Nationality: English
DOB: 01/06/1993
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 11st 7lbs (73 kg)

George Saville joined Wolves from Chelsea in August, 2014, signing a 3-year contract with the club having an option for a fourth.

Saville is a product of the Chelsea Academy, having joined the Blues in 2004.

The 21-year-old turned professional in 2010 and after impressing in the youth team and reserves was rewarded with a 3 and a half year contract in 2012.

During his time at Stamford Bridge, Saville enjoyed loan spells at Millwall and, in the 2013/14 season, Brentford, where he helped the Bees to promotion from Sky Bet League 1, featuring 40 times for the Greater London side.

After initially playing several games for Wolves, Saville then found first team opportunities limited, and spent the closing stages of the 2014/15 campaign on loan with Bristol City.


Nationality: Scottish
DOB: 04/11/1988
Height: 6'2" (187.9 cm)
Weight: 13st 0lbs (82.5 kg)

Midfielder Kevin McDonald arrived at Wolves in August, 2013, signing a 3-year contract after checking in from Sheffield United on an undisclosed fee.

Born in Carnoustie, McDonald, a creative midfielder, began his career with Dundee and attracted interest from Celtic before moving south to Burnley for £500,000 in November, 2008.

The Scotland Under 21 international penned a 3-year deal at Turf Moor's club and he played Barclays Premier League football for The Clarets making over 100 appearances for them. He also hit both goals in a 2-1 League Cup victory against Arsenal during his spell with Burnley.

Following relegation, he spent a short loan spell with Scunthorpe before a longer temporary stay with Notts County. His contract with Burnley expired in the summer of 2011 after which he signed a 1-year deal with Sheffield United.

Kevin became a regular in t…


Nationality: English
DOB: 25/02/1993
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 11st 11lbs (75 kg)

Conor Coady put pen to paper on a three-year contract – with a further year’s option in Wolves’ favour – after joining the club from Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2015
Coady, who came through the ranks at Liverpool, had enjoyed an impressive 2014/15 season with the Terriers, making 48 appearances, scoring 3 goals. 
One of those, his first for the club, was a spectacular long-range strike which came in the 3-1 win at Molineux in October, 2014. 
Coady will be less pleased to recall the own goal notched when the two clubs met again and Wolves won 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium 4 months later. 
The affable midfielder also came up against Wolves the previous season during a loan spell with Sheffield United during which he made 50 appearances and scored 6 goals. 
Coady joined Liverpool’s Academy as a 12-year-old coming through to become captain of the club’s U…


Nationality: English
DOB: 12/12/1992
Height: 6'2" (188.2 cm)
Weight: 13st 12lbs (88 kg)

Standing at 6ft 2in, Ethan Ebanks-Landell is another local lad who has progressed through the ranks having joined Wolves’ Academy at the age of 9.

An unused substitute for the first team in the win over Birmingham in December, 2010, Ebanks-Landell enjoyed his first taste of senior action during a loan spell with Bury in 2012/13.

During that time he made 24 appearances before returning to Wolves for pre-season, making his first senior appearance in the Capital One Cup tie against Morecambe.

He then scored his first senior goal for Wolves in the 1-0 win at Notts County in November, 2013, following it up with his second, a cracking strike, in the top-of-the-table clash with Leyton Orient a month later.

Wolves' options in the centre of defence have left Ebanks-Landell at times waiting for his opportunity, but Head Coach Kenny Jackett remains a fan, and the…


Nationality: English
DOB: 21/09/1990
Height: 6'3" (190.8 cm)
Weight: 14st 3lbs (90.3 kg)

A big, strong central defender from Brierley Hill, Danny Batth was one of the 7 Academy graduates to sign professional terms at the end of the 2008/09 season.
He possesses good defensive qualities and an excellent attitude and has featured regularly in the Wolves reserve side.

Batth overcame a bad shoulder injury while in the Academy to become a key figure at youth level and has been at the club since he was 10 years old.

He enjoyed his first taste of senior football after joining Colchester on loan in September, 2009, with the club remaining unbeaten in his first 7 appearances.

In total he made 18 appearances for the U's, 17 of them starts, and scored one goal.

On returning to Molineux he was named Young Professional Of The Year at Wolves' End of Season dinner.

Some impressive pre-season form for the Development Squad ahead of the 2010/11 campaign saw him m…


Nationality: English
DOB: 24/06/1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 12st 4lbs (78 kg)

Versatile defender Dominic Iorfa emerged through the Wolves Academy after joining the club from hometown Southend at the age of 15.

The pacey defender impressed at Under-18 and Under-21 levels and then enjoyed a first taste of senior football making seven appearances on loan with Shrewsbury Town at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Iorfa was in and around the first team squad at Wolves from the following pre-season and was then handed his debut against Bournemouth in November, 2014.

He made an impressive impact in his breakthrough season, making 22 appearances in total and being named the Football League Young Player of the Year for January, 2015.

Iorfa also followed up previous England Under-18 and Under-20 recognition by representing the Under-20s in the summer Toulon tournament.


Nationality: English
DOB: 08/06/1986
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 15st 11lbs (100.4 kg)

Carl Ikeme became a regular in the reserves throughout 2003/04 and was named on the first team bench for 7 of Wolves' Premiership matches, as understudy to Michael Oakes, before the arrival of Paul Jones.
He was again named as an unused substitute five times during 2004/05, after spending a spell on loan with Accrington Stanley, where he made 3 appearances.

Ikeme spent the first half of 2005/06 on loan to Stockport, returning to Molineux's club in January.

The following season saw him dogged by a knee injury which was the first of a series of problems restricting Ikeme to only a couple of Wolves appearances prior to the 2008/09 season.

But his patience was rewarded with his first sustained run in the team making 10 successive starts before being forced off at Sheffield United in November with a hip injury.

He was soon back again to vie with Wayne Henne…