Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara removed from transfer list

Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara has been taken off the transfer list and is back training with the first-team squad.

The 27-year-old was made to train with the club's Under-21 squad after head coach Kenny Jackett replaced Dean Saunders at Molineux in the summer.

Exiled from the Wolves pack

O'Hara is the sole survivor of the Wolves quartet transfer-listed by head coach Kenny Jackett. Karl Henry was sold to QPR, Stephen Ward was loaned to Brighton and Roger Johnson is on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.

O'Hara was a surprise inclusion on the bench for Saturday's trip to Bradford but did not play.

"The last four months has definitely humbled me and made me appreciate how much I love playing football," he said. 

"I want to be at this club and I'm grateful Kenny has given me a second chance.

"This has definitely been a low point in my career but hopefully I can have a fresh start," he told the club's website.

O'Hara, a former England Under-21 international, arrived at Molineux from Tottenham Hotspur in 2011, initially on loan before signing permanently for £5m.

Jamie O'Hara

O'Hara last played in May 2013 against Brighton

During his loan spell, he played 14 of Wolves' 15 matches, but since then he has endured an injury-ridden career at the club, playing less than half their games in the previous two seasons.

He was part of the squad that suffered consecutive Premier League and Championship relegations in 2012 and 2013 and, along with Roger Johnson, Karl Henry and Stephen Ward, was placed on the transfer list when Jackett became head coach.

"I hope it's a positive with him being on the bench. Any type of competition created will be beneficial for the club," added Jackett.

"We will see whether he can earn a place and put his useful performances for the Under-21s into the first team."