Moxey: Jackie in Wolves' plans
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolverhampton Wanderers say defender Jackie McNamara is not for sale.
Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey says defender Jackie McNamara is not for sale.
The former Dunfermline Athletic and Celtic man has only made a handful of appearances for the Championship club since arriving in the summer of 2005.
A hip injury has curtailed the 33-year-old's availability to Mick McCarthy this term, with McNamara linked with a return to Scotland.
Former clubs Dunfermline and Celtic were mentioned with the Scotland international late last season, while Scottish Premier League side Hibernian are the latest side to be linked with the player.
Despite the reported interest of Hibs boss and former Celtic team-mate John Collins, Moxey insists McNamara still figures in McCarthy's plans at Molineux.
"He has been injured for some time, so that's been the problem with him not being in the side," he told Record PM.
"He has been very unlucky and we can't wait until he is fully fit again and back to his best.
"He is a quality player with a great reputation and record, so we are looking forward to him getting back in and he is in the manager's plans.
"He only has this season to go on his contract, but we will see how he is doing before we start talking about a new deal."