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Wolves eye Norwich striker Simeon Jackson

Wolves today were weighing up a £1million move for Norwich hitman Simeon Jackson as they let Twitter race-row striker Leigh Griffiths return to Hibernian.


Wolves are considering a move for Jackson to address their problems in front of goal and new manager Dean Saunders has made signing a striker his No 1 priority.

Head of football development and recruitment Kevin Thelwell watched the 25-year-old in action on Saturday in a goalless draw against Newcastle.

A £600,000 signing from Gillingham in July 2010, Jackson has been a bit-part player for Norwich so far this season.

Vying with Grant Holt and Steve Morison for a place, Jackson has scored three goals in 15 appearances, although he has only started six games.

Saunders is casting his net wide to land the right man and joined Thelwell at Carlisle's 1-0 win at home to Coventry game on Sunday.

Saunders also wants left-back cover and familiarised himself with Sky Blues' left-sided defender Richard Wood, along with Carlisle striker Lee Miller.

Although the club remain angry at Griffiths' actions, they stress the decision to send him back home on loan is for football reasons.

It's not in response to the racist tweet sent by the 22-year-old last week, which sparked a storm of controversy.

Griffiths, who has 13,000 followers on Twitter, tweeted an obscene comment before it was later withdrawn.

The 14-goal Hibs striker, who apologised for his comment, is now at the centre of enquiries by Lothian and Borders Police, while the Scottish Footnall Association is also looking into the matter.

With Hibs insisting they will mete out their own discipline, however, it's understood the Scottish Premier League are unlikely to become involved.

Saunders is desperate to sign a striker, but after assessing Griffiths for three days last week, he is happy to allow him to remain at Easter Road.

Meanwhile, Wolves' Championship clash at home to Watford on March 2 has been brought forward to Friday night, kicking off at 7.45pm, for Sky TV coverage.

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