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Kenny Jackett so grateful for Wolves board backing

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Grateful Kenny Jackett today thanked the Wolves board for continuing to invest in his promotion dream.

This week's £300,000 signing of Nouha Dicko made it three permanent signings this month with £250,000 James Henry and Michael Jacobs at £200,000.

Wolves have also bid for, among others, £1m-rated Coventry striker Leon Clarke and are interested in Celtic's attacking midfielder Callum McGregor and Tottenham's £1m-rated schemer Alex Pritchard, who is on loan at Swindon.

Chairman Steve Morgan has continued to allow Jackett to spend and improve the squad despite no one leaving and the club announcing £33m losses last month.

"It's an excellent show of commitment from the board who have helped in every single department we've needed," said head coach Jackett.

"It's a fantastic show of backing to keep wanting to improve the team.

"They want to keep bringing fresh enthusiasm into the side as well at a club where a high number of people have been here for a long time.

"Sometimes it's tough when you have a big turnover of players.

"But to be prudent and then continually add one at a time and almost dripfeed players into a squad to improve it with quality, enthusiasm and a complement is something I believe in and I'm thankful to the board."

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Jackett however declared Wolves will keep their powder dry unless they can improve the squad.

"If we can bring in the type of quality we want then fine, but if we can't find that at the right price then we won't add," he said.

Jackett feels his five signings have justified that faith.

"Those players have so far shown well – they've given us a freshness and quality and a complement to what we have already."

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And he said no one is close to the exit door.

"There are none close to leaving, and it would take a club to come in and there are no offers on the table," he added.

Kevin Doyle has been linked with a loan move to Middlesbrough.

But Jackett is in no hurry to lose him.

"He's not one we're actively looking to move on," he said.

Meanwhile, Jackett insisted the decision to postpone today's clash at Crawley was correct.

"Looking at the pictures of the pitch and the amount of rain they've had, it's no surprise," he said.

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