Wolves hotshot Leigh Griffiths was today told ‘the sky’s the limit’ as to how far he can go by head coach Kenny Jackett.
The Scotland international goes into tomorrow’s clash at Bradford seeking to hit double figures for the season in the most prolific start to a Wolves career at this level since the legendary Steve Bull.
Jackett is so convinced of the potential of the 23-year-old, who has bagged nine goals in 12 games this season, that he believes the striker can go to the very top.
“It’s really up to Leigh how good he can be – it depends on how much drive he has,” said the boss. “It’s about how hard he wants to work on his conditioning.
“He’s got the platform now at a tremendous club to do it, but even in a quiet game he can score, which is a vital thing to have in your forwards.
“He just has to keep his feet on the floor and keep working hard at his conditioning.
“He’s a natural goalscorer and a natural footballer and he needs to keep working hard for the team, which he is. We hope he gets many goals for us this season.”
Jackett believes Griffiths, who has scored 101 goals in 201 career appearances, may have benefitted from being under the radar after playing all his football in Scotland before this season.
“Maybe sides are working him out,” he said. “But the big thing is he always looks to try to get in behind defenders.”
and he’s clever with it,” he said.
“He doesn’t continually get offside – he’s just on the borderline and it’s a good ability to have.
“Look at the second goal against Oldham – Bakary Sako picked the ball up deep on his left foot and even without looking up, he knew Leigh was going to be running towards their goal if he could get the ball behind.”