By Scott Taylor
Sheyi Ojo has been recalled to Liverpool from his loan spell at Championship side Wolves, with a chance of the youngster being involved in the Reds’ FA Cup tie at Exeter tomorrow night. Ojo, 18, joined Kenny Jackett’s side on a season-long loan back in August 2015. However, due to his parent club’s recent injury crisis, he has been recalled to play a part in the first-team for the Exeter clash.
The England U19 international made 19 appearances for his loan side in all competitions, where he scored three times and picked up four assists during his time in the Midlands. After making his debut in the 2-1 win at Blackburn, Ojo had to wait until 29 September to score his first goal for the club. It was worth the wait and he scored and provided an assist as Wolves thrashed Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage. His only other goal in the Championship came in late October, when the scored in his side’s 2-0 win at Birmingham.
The starlet also made an impact in the League Cup, scoring once and provider and assist in his two games. His first and only goal at Molineux came in the second round as he scored an important goal in their 2-1 win over League Two side Barnet.
His performances in the Championship earned him a call-up to England U19s in their friendlies against Japan and Holland. However, after much promise, his started to fall out of favour in the first team. He only completed 90 minutes twice, and they were both in the League Cup. His last meaningful contribution came on the 28th November, where he played just under half-an-hour in their 0-0 draw with his former club MK Dons.
After being left out of the squad for the next three games, Ojo returned to Liverpool just to get some game time, playing a rare 90 minutes in the Reds’ 0-0 draw at Norwich. Once he returned to Molineux, he still could not break into the squad, and a month to the day since his late appearance, he played the final two minutes in Wolves’ 2-0 win over Charlton. That was to be the last time fans got to see him in a Wolves shirt as he has now returned to Liverpool on a permanent basis.