Shackell in talks with Wolves

PUBLISHED: 19:36 30 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:44 10 September 2010

David Cuffley

City defender Jason Shackell is discussing a move to Wolves, manager Glenn Roeder confirmed tonight. The 24-year-old centre-back's absence from the substitutes' bench for today's home game against Birmingham suggested a pre-deadline move may be on the cards, and Roeder confirmed after the match that an “undisclosed fee” had been agreed.

City defender Jason Shackell is discussing a move to Wolves, manager Glenn Roeder confirmed tonight.

The 24-year-old centre-back's absence from the substitutes' bench for today's home game against Birmingham suggested a pre-deadline move may be on the cards, and Roeder confirmed after the match that an “undisclosed fee” had been agreed.

Shackell was the subject of a reported £1m bid from Wolves boss Mick McCarthy at the start of July - and now the Molineux club have renewed their interest in him.

Shackell is having talks and, if he moves on, Roeder may bring in another central defender before the transfer window closes at midnight on Monday.

“We've accepted an offer from Wolves to allow him to speak to them today,” said Roeder. “Whether he signs for them or not, I don't know.

“If he signs for them, I expect we'll take another central defender before the window closes on Monday. If he doesn't sign for them, he'll come back into the squad and work hard to regain his shirt, to try to get it off Dejan Stefanovic.

“But the way Stefanovic is playing, he's been a fantastic signing - so has John Kennedy - I think there's the making of an excellent central defensive partnership there.”

Shackell made his City debut in 2003 and has made 131 first team appearances, scoring twice.

He was appointed captain by former boss Peter Grant in the summer of 2007 but lost the job to Mark Fotheringham after Roeder's arrival as manager.

His last senior appearance came in the 1-0 Carling Cup defeat at MK Dons, but he was on the bench for the Championship games against Blackpool and Cardiff before being replaced among the substitutes by on-loan Troy Archibald-Henville against Birmingham.

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