Wolves’ player Jonny Otto faces an uncertain future with the club as he has been banned from the training ground following an unspecified incident during last week’s training session. The Spanish full-back, a regular on the bench under manager Gary O’Neil, was notably absent from the squad in the recent 2-1 loss to Arsenal. O’Neil confirmed the ban, citing a training ground incident that is currently under the club’s investigation.
O’Neil stated that Jonny won’t be part of the upcoming games and emphasized that details of the incident would not be disclosed publicly. The manager assured that updates regarding Jonny’s availability will be provided when appropriate, but at the moment, he won’t be participating in training or matches.
O’Neil said: ‘Jonny won’t be in the squad. There was a training ground incident last week that’s being dealt with by the club.
‘If – or when – he’s back available, we’ll let everybody know. At this moment in time he won’t be available for the coming games.
‘I’d rather not go into thing in public. Things happen at training grounds and at football clubs a lot.
‘He is not with us at the moment. He’s not training with us. I’m involved with everything but people above me are also dealing with the situation.
‘We will update you when he’s back around. I can’t update you any more than that at the moment.’
Jonny Otto, who joined Wolves during their promotion to the Premier League, played a significant role in their two seventh-placed finishes under Nuno Espirito Santo. However, his influence has waned over time, and he has become more of a bit-part player.
Despite expectations of leaving the club in the summer, no move materialized. His limited Premier League appearance occurred against Manchester City as a late substitute, but he has featured in both Carabao Cup ties. Notably, Jonny’s contract with Wolves is set to expire in the summer of 2025.