RYAN RAINEY’S PROGRESSION at Wolverhampton Wanderers continues to gather momentum.
The Letterkenny native (pictured above courtesy of wolves.co.uk) has this week been offered a two-year professional contract extension at the Molineux club, where he has trained with the first team this season.
Rainey also played in a friendly, which was behind-closed doors and ended up in a 3-2 defeat against a Liverpool side that included Brazilian internationals Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Lucas Leiva in November.
He has been capped for Ireland up to under-19 level.
Rainey, who is 19 now, agreed to join Wolves at 15 back in 2011. He is one of six children of local referee Victor and Pauline from Drumany.
A three-year contact – one-year scholarship with two years as a professional – awaited the then St Eunan’s College Junior Certificate student, who continued with his studies and played locally with Bonagee United.
The right-back/ midfielder is part of the Wolves Under-21 side who take on West Ham United on Monday night at AFC Telford in the Barclay’s Under-21 Premier League Division 2.
Without a win in 13, Wolves, managed by Scott Sellars – the former Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers winger – will be looking to get back to winning ways.Tags: