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By Dominic Toner

Wolves manager Paul Lambert has revealed that youngster Connor Ronan may not play again this season.

Lambert believes that the 18-year-old midfielder faces a tough battle if he is to feature again this campaign, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.

It is understood that Ronan has suffered a stress fracture in his back and fans won’t be pleased that they may not see the emerging youngster again until next season.

Ronan is excited as one of the exciting talent at Wolves’ academy and he has managed to make a breakthrough into the first-team this season.

The midfielder has captained the club’s Under-23s this campaign, before earning a senior call-up from manager Lambert.

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He can be used as either a central midfielder or winger and has already begun impressing fans in the first-team.

Ronan featured in the FA Cup matches against Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as making four appearances in the Championship.

The Irishman had begun to make inroads into the starting XI and completed 90 minutes in the last league game against Wigan, but an injury setback will halt his progress.

The Midlands club will now turn their attention to securing their Championship status as quickly as possible and face rivals Birmingham on Friday in their next match.

In other Wolves team news, Lambert has shared a meeting with the club’s owner.

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