The future of two of the four breweries owned by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries is still uncertain. The company is expected to either sell or close the Cameron's brewery in Hartlepool and the Mansfield Brewery. But it failed to announce details of its brewery review when publishing a trading statement this week. It has emerged that the report will not be published until the end of November. In its statement, W&D said Banks's and Pedigree ales continued to grow market share thanks in part to good progress in the take home sector. And it confirmed Martin Womack as md of its brands business ­ one of three new divisions. W&D said its performance was back on track after a difficult first half. Total sales rose 38% to £535m in the 47 weeks to August 26 thanks to a £116m contribution from the Mansfield Brewery acquired last December. But the statement failed to quash speculation that venture capital company Botts and pub group Noble House Leisure would try again to buy the Midlands brewer. Last month, Noble House offered 500p a share valuing Wolves at around £500m, but analysts now expect the predators to launch a hostile bid at 550p a share. {{NEWS }}