Wolves waiting on Premier League targets

Boss Kenny Jackett today urged Wolves to go back to the future to solve their goals shortage – after hinting they are waiting on Premier League loan signings.

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The Molineux head coach takes his side to Charlton tonight urging his side to repeat their League One record of last season which saw six players score eight or more League goals.

Wolves have managed six in six games so far with Bakary Sako netting half of those.

Jackett said: "It's too simplistic just to say we need to score more goals – it's one position. Last season, at our best, the goals came from everywhere.

"I'm a big believer in that – I don't ever think you should get reliant on one person to score goals. The goals – particularly in a 4-3-3 system as well – must come from all over.

"While we're pleased with where we are and the football we're playing, if we can get that, then we really will be in business, because we're third in the league and we've got a good points total."

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said on Friday Wolves target Chris Wood won't be allowed to leave in the loan window, but Jackett believes top-flight youngsters will become available.

He said: "With the Premier League getting going again, people are out of favour and all clubs are following certain situations very closely."

Wolves recently missed out on Andy Delort to Wigan, despite the Molineux board willing to pay £3m.

Jackett admitted: "As we go along it becomes more difficult or perhaps costs more money, but we have a good squad and I've been very pleased with them."

Jackett believes goals won't come easy for any team in the Championship.

"Looking at Nottingham Forest and Derby on Sunday and at Charlton against Watford – who you'd have down as one of the best attacking sides – and it was difficult for them to break down Charlton, who won 1-0.

"It's a tough division to score goals and it's the hardest part of the game."

Meanwhile, after Saturday's goalless draw at Blackpool, Jackett has urged Wolves to be back at their best tonight at Charlton, who have won all three home games.

He said: "We just seemed a bit disjointed on Saturday and we're looking to get back to top form."

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