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Homegrown striker may be the answer

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Speculation about which strikers Wolves might sign has been incessant for the best part of four months.


And with Nouha Dicko injured the rest of the season, that has only intensified with Wolves now chasing a forward on loan.

Manchester United's James Wilson won't be arriving any time soon as, according to Kenny Jackett, he is staying at Old Trafford for the time being, while the Wolves boss also rubbished a link with Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell.

However Jackett is keen to express the virtues of those strikers already at the club – including young Bright Enobakhare.

The 17-year-old Nigerian has been on the bench in recent weeks but has yet to take to the field in the Championship.

That could change sooner rather than later with Adam Le Fondre a fitness doubt for tomorrow's match.

Jackett said of the youngster: "Both he and Rajiv van La Parra have looked very good, so I wouldn't hesitate to give them an opportunity if I felt that was necessary.

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"It's a lot of exposure for Bright to handle so young but it's the nature of the game.

"The two and a half months he's had with us in first team training he's improved a lot, his work on the training ground and his confidence level with the first team is very good.

"I'm sure we'll see that at first team level at some stage.

"He gets goals, which is fantastic, and has good close control and is strong, he has the ability to effect the game by going past defenders."

Jackett also praised the contribution of Benik Afobe, who scored his fourth of the season at Bolton last Saturday.

"I felt he played very well at Bolton, as well as he has done yet this season," he said.

"I'm looking for him to build on that performance now and keep concentrating on doing well for the team."