MICHAEL Appleton is not expecting to be able to bring Jordan Graham back on loan this week after the winger made his debut for Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

The 20-year-old made a big impact during a six-game spell at United earlier this season, but an injury crisis at his parent club saw him recalled.

United had made enquiries about securing Graham on a new loan before the window closes on Thursday.

But the former Aston Villa trainee performed well after being handed a first start for the Sky Bet Championship club in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Ipswich Town.

It left Appleton admitting they would have to look elsewhere to strengthen United's squad this week.

He said: "There were obviously one or two avenues we were hoping that might be open that have probably been shut after the weekend."

When asked whether Graham was in that category, the U's head coach said: "That's a good example."

United have other targets in mind, but nothing is likely to happen before they host Newport County.

He said: "I don’t expect much to be done anywhere until after tomorrow night’s games.

"I would imagine Wednesday and Thursday will be quite busy up and down the country knowing that whoever they bring in that’s what they have to work with for the next five weeks."