Journalist: Wolves prospect lined up for temporary return home after six-month flop
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goalkeeping prospect Jack Ruddy is being eyed up for a temporary return to Scotland with Ayr United seeking a loan deal, according to a journalist.
The Sun’s reporter Alan Nixon has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the third-tier side are keen to snap up the 20-year-old Glasgow-born shot stopper after he returned to Molineux after flopping during a six-month loan spell with Oldham Athletic during the first half of the season.
He managed to make just five appearances for the League One side after starting their first choice keeper, and after dropping to the bench for six games, found himself out of the match day squad altogether for the final 10 games before returning to his parent club.
The Scotland under-21 international, who spent his youth career with Rangers and then Spanish side Real Murcia, has not made a senior appearance for Wolves yet, although has one unused substitute outing under his belt.
Football Insider verdict
The life of a goalkeeper is perhaps the hardest of all the players in a football squad, and when you are a young shot stopper looking for first team action, loans are the best bet. However, as proven by Ruddy’s time with Oldham, it can be a nightmare if they do not work out, and he has spent nearly two months waiting for the transfer window to open so he can return to Wolves and seek another loan elsewhere. Is Ayr the best move for him? If Wolves feel that the Scottish third tier is the level he is at, then it does not bode well for his future. They should be aiming higher if they have high prospects, and if not, then a permanent exit might be better for all parties involved.
In other Wolves transfer news, the club are lining up a £3million swoop for a proven Premier League enforcer with bags of experience.