Hennessey's Wales fear
Wayne Hennessey wants to go out on loan due to a lack of first-team football at Wolves.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 17/11/10 4:44pm
Wayne Hennessey wants to go out on loan after becoming frustrated at a lack of first-team football at Wolves.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has played second fiddle to Marcus Hahnemann after losing his place 12 months ago.
Hennessey has remained first-choice with Wales but fears he could lose his place in the international side too after making just three Carling Cup appearances this season.
But with Wolves boss Mick McCarthy allowing his third-choice keeper Carl Ikeme to join Leicester on loan, Hennessey will have to wait to get his wish for a temporary move.
"I know I'm young but I'd love to be playing," he said. "I'd drop down to play in the Championship just to play.
"When you're sitting on the bench, you just don't feel part of it.
"It's a shame I can't go on loan. I've read that Mick McCarthy has said I'm going nowhere, but I'd like to think there is interest.
"I've got pressure from Boaz Myhill to keep my place in the Wales team," Hennessey added. "But I'm not going to do that sitting on the bench.
"If one's playing and one isn't, I'd play the one that's playing if I was the Wales manager."
Hennessey signed a new five-year contract in the summer but Hahnemann, 38, has remained first choice at Molineux.
But thankfully for Hennessey, Myhill is currently playing second fiddle to Scott Carson at West Brom and has also made just three Carling Cup appearances this term.
Meanwhile, utility man Greg Halford has extended his loan spell at Portsmouth by a second month.
The 25-year-old's initial month-long deal expired after Saturday's 3-2 defeat by Doncaster.
Halford has made five appearances so far for Pompey, playing at both right-back and centre-half, and he scored with a free-kick in the 2-1 win at Hull.
The former Colchester man will be in the Pompey squad which travels to Barnsley this weekend.