Wolves winger Michael Kightly has revealed he hopes to secure a loan move away from Molineux after being left out of the club's 25-man squad.
Highly-rated midfielder Kightly was left out by Mick McCarthy as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury that has sidelined him for nine months.
Reading are thought to be monitoring Kightly's situation as they consider a loan move for the former England Under 21 international.
The 24-year-old admits he was not surprised to be omitted from the 25-man squad and he is targeting a loan move so that he can get regular action under his belt to help him win his place back in the Wolves side.
"Obviously any setback is disappointing but it's something I've learned to cope with over the last year or so," Kightly told the club's official website.
"This is a serious injury and one which is complex to deal with.
Staying positive"But I'm staying positive and carrying on with the rehab without any pressure on when I need to be fit again.
"Once it was realised I wasn't going to be ready it was always going to be the right decision not to be included in the 25
"The gaffer needed players who he knew would be available to him if not now then certainly over the next few weeks
"I am ready to give it as long as it takes but obviously when I do get fit again it would be good to get out on loan if any clubs were interested
"If that was to happen then by the time January comes around I could be ready to try and challenge for a place in the squad here."