Date: 1st July 2011 at 9:12am
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Wednesday will have to be patient in their chase to sign defender Danny Batth on loan from Wolves for the new season.

The young centre-back is understood to be high on Gary Megson’s list of transfer targets this summer but Wolves boss Mick McCarthy won’t be letting any of the Molineux club’s young stars leave in a hurry.

Batth impressed on-loan at S6 last season and he, as well as a number of Wolves’ loan stars from last season, will start pre-season training with the Barclays Premier League club before a decision is made on his immediate future.

McCarthy said: ‘A lot of our younger lads are wanted on loan but no decisions on any of them going out will be made until they have been back for a while. Then we`ll decide if, when and where they`re going to go.

‘Players like Scott Malone, Danny Batth, David Davis, Sam Winnall and Nat Mendez-Laing all did well for their respective teams after they were loaned out last season, and interest in them is already high.’

The Owls could face competition for Batth’s signature, but they’ll have the edge in negotiations thanks to his time spent in the blue and white last season.

The youngster formed a good partnership alongside Rob Jones, who has signed on a permanent basis for the Owls, in the heart of the Wednesday defence last term, and enjoyed his time at the club.