Potter considering turning Wolves loan permanent

Liverpool midfielder Darren Potter says he’s having a good time at Wolves where he’s currently on loan, so much so that he would consider a permanent move to Molyneux.

Potter, speaking to Friday’s Birmingham Mail, explained how, like at Liverpool, he’s not been able to get a place in the side in his more accustomed role at the heart of midfield. Like at Liverpool though, he’s glad to be playing: “Circumstances have dictated where I've played so far but the lads in the middle have been doing well and there's been no need for the gaffer to change anything. We're all here to do a job and make it tough for the gaffer to leave us out and hopefully that's what I've done on the right as well.”

Potter revealed that he’s been having talks with manager Mick McCarthy about the idea of turning the loan into a transfer after his performances have impressed the boss: “Things have gone reasonably well for me so far, I think I've played in every game and feel I've done okay. It's been a good start, and in terms of anything longer you never really know. I've had a few chats with the manager about possibly making things permanent but that's probably something for a bit further down the line, maybe January.”

Potter sees Wolves as a club with high hopes of bettering themselves, getting back to former glories, and that seems to have attracted him to the idea of sticking around: “Who knows what might happen, but I don't see why this club shouldn't be one that matches my own ambitions. I've said before it's a sleeping giant, similar to Southampton where I was on loan last season in that the club should be higher than it is. For whatever reason that hasn't happened, but it's certainly moving in the right direction now.”

Potter played in Wolves’ 1-0 win over Colchester yesterday. Any transfer fee demanded for him would be fairly substantial with him having only signed an improved deal at Anfield fairly recently.