Mancienne open to Molineux return

23 April 2010 01:13
On-loan Chelsea utility man Michael Mancienne has confirmed he would consider returning to Wolves for the 20010/11 season.[LNB] The versatile Blues star joined Wolves on loan during the 2008/09 promotion season and has spent the whole of the current campaign at Molineux too.[LNB]The 22-year-old, who is currently excelling as a holding midfielder, is unsure yet whether Chelsea will be looking to loan him out again next term.[LNB]But if so, the England Under-21 international has indicated he would be glad to spend a third loan stint with Wolves, who need one more win from their last three games to be sure of Premier League survival.[LNB]"I want to do the best I can for Wolves to get them safe and then concentrate on where I'm going to be next season," Mancienne told the Express & Star.[LNB]"But if I was to come on loan again, Wolves would definitely be in my thoughts. I'm not 100 per cent sure what's happening next season - I've just got to take it as it comes.[LNB]"But I'm enjoying it here at Wolves - I get along with all the boys and we're all roughly the same age. There are no bad eggs in the camp."[LNB]Mancienne even earned a call-up to Fabio Capello's England squad while in the Championship with Wolves in November 2008 - and he believes his time under Mick McCarthy has done wonders for his development.[LNB]"I've definitely progressed as a player," he added. "Playing week-in, week-out has helped me mature as a player because I'm playing against top quality players in the Premier League - that can only be good for my game because it helps me learn."[LNB]McCarthy is doubtful whether Mancienne can establish himself in the Chelsea first team but would be happy to have his services at his disposal once more.[LNB]"I've had the discussion with Michael about trying to be a Premier League winner and a Champions League winner playing in the position he does for us and I don't think that's going to happen," he said. "But that's up to Chelsea.[LNB]"Does he go back to being a squad member or do they want to allow him further education playing in the league?[LNB]"I don't know the answer because I've not had those discussions with Chelsea. When they feel the time is right and they talk to me, then I'll find out."

Source: Team_Talk