MARVIN Sordell is one of a handful of Wanderers stars who could be allowed to leave the club on loan today.

The £3million striker has struggled to hold down a regular place at the Reebok this season, and has yet to feature at all under new boss Dougie Freedman.

Despite featuring for the development squad against Blackburn on Monday night it is understood he will now be allowed to find first-team football elsewhere if the right offer materialises by today’s 5pm deadline.

Marcos Alonso, Joe Riley, Gregg Wylde and Michael O’Halloran – who also featured on Monday – have also been touted for loan moves, with Freedman looking to ensure all of his first-team players are getting regular football.

At least two deals, including recall clauses, were close to completion last night and are expected to be announced before Freedman’s press conference at Euxton, which begins at 1.30pm.

Should Sordell leave it would mark another unexpected turn in what has been a disappointing 10 months since his January deadline-day move from Watford.

The England Under-21s star had hoped to kick-start his Reebok career in the Championship after making just three substitute appearances in the top flight last season.

A summer call-up for Team GB provided a timely confidence boost and was followed by a first goal in Wanderers colours against Nottingham Forest in late August - a game that also marked his last start for the club.

His last appearance was against Leeds United, and a week later he became embroiled in an unwanted controversy after reporting abuse from a spectator during a game at Millwall to police.

In the fallout of that incident, which consequently saw a 13-year-old boy banned from The Den, Sordell has also had allegedly racist jibes aimed at him on social networking site Twitter.

Freedman admitted a fortnight ago that he did not know what affect the ordeal had taken on the youngster’s state of mind but has since launched a review into how and when his players use such websites.

Wanderers remain vigilant for a loan signing of their own, although the club last night were not expecting to add to their numbers ahead of this weekend’s clash with Brighton.

Hopes are high that Stephen Warnock, who went off after just half an hour of the 1-1 draw against Barnsley with a sickness bug, will be fit enough to feature at the Amex Stadium.

If the on-loan defender does not make the trip, Tyrone Mears is likely to feature at right back, with Sam Ricketts moving across to the left.