21-year-old Sanderson, who spent last season with League One side Sunderland, was a fan favourite on Wearside. In his 26 appearances, he managed to earn himself the clubs Supporters Young Player of the Year award. He also bagged himself his first goal in professional football whilst with the Black Cats.
The club missed out on promotion, losing to Lincoln City in the play-off semi final, and were eager to keep him as a permanent player. This looks an unlikely outcome for the young defender though, who has sparked interest from an array of clubs such as Sheffield United and Newcastle United. However, this week it was announced the midlands will be his destination.
Lee Bowyer has spoken publicly about finalising a loan move, praising him for being a proper defender who puts “his body on the line and is comfortable on the ball”. This defensive addition will be the sixth signing for the club and comes at a time where pre-season is still to get underway.
From age 10, Sanderson has been with Wolverhampton where he progressed through the academy until his first team debut in 2019. He made a lasting impression on the academy, earning himself a loan move to Cardiff City for the latter half of the 2019/2020 season.
Followed by his loan spell in Wearside, the defender has shown a great attitude to learn his trade across the country, and countries, (Wales). He’s demonstrated commitment and has had high praise from supporters during his most recent loan out to Sunderland.
He will be looking for a more game time and a chance under Bowyer to make an impact in the Championship.