Robins to sign young keeper
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolves have agreed to let keeper Wayne Hennessey join Bristol City on loan.
Wolves have agreed to let teenage keeper Wayne Hennessey join Bristol City on loan.
Hennessey is returning to Ashton Gate after training with the League One side during pre-season.
He was recalled by Wolves due to a minor injury to Matt Murray, but has now been granted permission to head back to the West Country.
The 19-year-old will finalise his switch to The Robins on the proviso Wolves suffer no goalkeeping injuries during Friday's game with Preston.
Gary Johnson is delighted to have set up a deal for the young shot-stopper, who could be in the squad for Saturday's game against Huddersfield Town.
"We're delighted to be able to bring Wayne on board," Johnson told the club's official website.
"We needed a quality keeper who was happy to play for us for two-to-three months before returning to his parent club.
"No one is interested in signing a short-term deal. Instead Wayne can gain some experience during his time with us and offer competition for Adriano Basso before Chris Weale returns to action."
Meanwhile, Johnson has seen fit to allow Matt Reed, who joined on a short-term deal last week, to leave the club.