Wolverhampton Wanderers’ poor form continued after a 2-1 loss against Preston North End during the weekend.
Manager Kenny Jackett made some surprising changes to the team like bringing Jack Price back to the first-team reckoning. Bringing back the 23-year-old made that the club had to be without the services of Kevin MacDonald for this crucial match. However, Jackett said that there was nothing wrong in making this call since Price has been a player who has never let him down. This change meant that MacDonald has missed his first game after 24 consecutive appearances.
Scottish footballer MacDonald may play as a defensive midfielder for the club, but he has contributed to the team’s attacking intent with three goals and two assists.
He is significantly more experienced than Price and the failure to get a result against Preston has only questioned the need for a change. Jackett, though, needed to do something after his team failed to win four games in a row. This pushed them into the bottom half of the table. Even though Jackett labelled Price as a dependable asset, some rumours have claimed that MacDonald was dropped from the first-team due to disciplinary issues rather than poor form.
Hence, the decision to recall Price may have been forced upon the manager. It remains to be seen if he will retain his place for the trip to Huddersfield Town.“I felt Jack Price just edged McDonald, there’s no other reason than that.For that three-man midfield my selection was that I wanted to play Price, have a look at Price in that particular role.I think he did fine. The big thing about Jack Price is he’s a very consistent player. And he’s a very consistent person. He’ll never let you down,” said the Wolves manager, who has been coming under great pressure of late.