By Wayne Veysey

18th Jan, 2022 | 5:26pm

Sources: Millwall and Blackpool join race to sign Wolves star Sanderson

Millwall and Blackpool have joined the chase for Wolves defender Dion Sanderson, Football Insider understands.

The centre-back, 22, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Birmingham City, is being made available for a loan again during this month’s transfer window.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Birmingham are keen to re-sign him along with Bristol City and Queens Park Rangers.

But the trio now face competition from Championship rivals Millwall and Blackpool.

The two clubs have also expressed an interest in Sanderson as they look to win the highly competitive race for his signature.

He is highly rated at Wolves too and signed a new four-year contract at Molineux over the summer.

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Sanderson played 16 times for Birmingham this season helping Lee Bowyer’s side to keep seven clean sheets in the process.

Bruno Lage wanted him back at Molineux this month as defensive trio Romain Saiss, Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera were unavailable.

He was named on the bench for Wolves in their last two games, including the 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday (15 January).

Toti Gomes, 23, made an impressive debut in the game and Sanderson may need to leave on loan to get regular game time.

As well as his spell with Birmingham this season, Sanderson has impressed on loan at Cardiff City and Sunderland in recent seasons.

He has played 26 times at League One level and 25 Championship games but is yet to make his Premier League bow for Wolves.

In other news, Wolves have set their sights on signing a Celtic rising star in a summer deal.