Bjorn Sigurdarson is back for Wolves

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Bjorn Sigurdarson is set to hand Wolves a boost by returning for their trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

Ahead of Saturday's game, the £2.4million summer signing from Lillestrom is working his way back to full fitness from his thigh strain that has kept him out of the last three games.

New manager Dean Saunders is looking to boost his firepower and was hoping to assess Sigurdarson in a practice game today at Compton, as he continues to familiarise himself with the squad.

Saunders said: "Bjorn's not far off being available. We had a game today and maybe we will have one on Wednesday as well, so I can get the players on a big pitch and I can see what I have got.

"He's had a thigh strain and he looks a bit like Jake Cassidy – someone who is strong, scores goals and he wants to run. It's hard to find players who want to run."

But, while Saunders was hoping to have Sigurdarson to add to the competition up front, he was delighted with the impact of Cassidy.

The 19-year-old, who has scored 11 goals in 29 games for Tranmere this season in League One, made his full debut for Wolves in Friday's 1-1 draw against Blackburn.

The Molineux chief believes he has the potential to become a first-team regular.

He said: "I've watched Jake – he's fit and he's been scoring goals for Tranmere and I trained with him for three days and he's got a hammer in both feet when he strikes a ball.


"He can score from anywhere."

But Saunders is continuing to look to sign a striker to address what he sees is an imbalance in the squad.

He said: "I've got 40 players but only three strikers – there was only Kevin Doyle, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Jake.

"So we are a bit imbalanced, as a squad, and Sylvan was feeling his hamstring a bit and I didn't want him to be out for three or four weeks.

"I need to watch our players play. People are wasting their time asking about names because I haven't spoken to anyone yet."

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