Date: 12th September 2007 at 12:53pm
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Wolves manager Mick McCarthy may be eying a loan swoop for Aston Villa defender Gary Cahill.

The England U21 has also attracted the interest of Stoke City, and is high on Tony Pullis wanted list.

With Zat Knight and Curtis Davies now ahead of Cahill in the Villa pecking order, the youngster may be teempted to drop a level to gain valuable natch time, and with Wolves looking less than convincing in the centreback department of late, a move would seem to make sense.

But when fit, Wolves currently have 4 centrebacks in Darren Ward, Gary Breen, Neil Collins and Rob Edwards, with Jody Craddock on loan, although the shortcomings of what McCarthy has to call on have already been highlighted in the opening 6 games of the season that have seen Wanderers concede 7 times.

Cahill fits the bill of a McCarthy era player, and would bring smiles to the faces of many if he could be aquired.

Whether the same would apply to the players that the gaffer has already stated he has faith in is another matter.