Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Santo had the luxury of going into the transfer window with one eye on building for a season in the Premier League next term.
While the rest of the division scrambled around for players to make the difference right here right now in the finely poised race for their respective priorities, Wolves were able to relax.
They knew they had done the work in the summer transfer window to build a squad fit for a promotion season and without losing any players, they looked to have one foot already in the Premier League.
So many Wolves players had enjoyed good seasons that it was clear who was among the deadwood and, to Santo’s credit, a lot of them were shifted on.
However, there are still players who could have left the club on loan in search of regular gametime that, unless there is an injury in the Wolves first team, they will not even get close to getting at Molineux.
We have taken a closer look at two players who might have left the club in search of gametime in January…