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Mancienne signs for Wolves on loan

August 13, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Wolves have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne on loan.

The defender has penned a season-long deal with the Premier League new-boys, after the clubs thrashed out a loan fee and Wolves captain Jody Craddock believes Mancienne can use his loan spell at Molineux to follow Joleon Lescott into England's World Cup squad.

The 34-year-old told the Express and Star: "He'll be playing Premier League football here which will be fantastic for him, because we all saw what that did for Joleon Lescott.

"He started playing well for Everton, scored goals and he got himself into the England squad. Michael has got every chance to prove himself here and do the same.

"That will be in his head - he's going to want to play and get himself noticed for the World Cup squad."

Meanwhile, Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey insists the club are still looking to add more signings after sealing the deal for Mancienne.

Moxey said: "It's been a long, hard summer in terms of preparing for the Premier League and bringing in new players, and we're still looking for more even now."