Scott Golbourne emerged from his first training session as a Wolves player today after his £700,000 move from Barnsley.
The 25-year-old attacking fullback became the third recruit of the Kenny Jackett regime – and could even figure in the head coach’s plans for tomorrow’s trip to Port Vale.
The left-back was straight into training with his new colleagues today and is hungry to realise the potential at Molineux which made him an England age group player.
“There aren’t too many opportunities to come to a club the size of this,” said Golbourne. “The training ground is Premier League standard. The facilities at our disposal are incredible and it’s a lovely place to come and work.
“I played for Barnsley when we lost 3-1 at Molineux last season so it’s nice to have had a little a taste of what it’s like at the ground.
“There was a great atmosphere on the night and it’s an incredible stadium.
“It just makes me think that it’s a place where I’d like to play my football. There is a good squad here – a good bunch of players which can sustain what has been done so far this season.”
Golbourne, who began his career at his home Academy at Bristol City, drifted off the radar before signing for Championship club Barnsley. He prides himself on his attacking play and playing as an attacking midfielder is another string to his bow.
Jackett insisted this does not mean he has been recruited to replace Nottingham Forest-target Bakary Sako, but he does confess to a long-standing interest in the player.
Jackett said: “I’ve watched him and been aware of him since his days at Bristol City and on to Reading. He is somebody who has been on our list we’ve been processing behind the scenes for quite a while.
“Both defensively and going forward he is strong but he has caught my eye as an attacking fullback, who can open games up for you.”
Golbourne added: “I prefer to play as an attacking left-back. I like to pay the full length of the pitch if the state of the game allows it. And I enjoy defending as well. I pride myself on defending but I’m more of an attacking full-back.”
“The support is incredible both at home and away which can only be a massive help. So everything is there. We just have to make sure that we do the business on the pitch.”