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Confirmed: Clarke Returns


10:30 30th January 2014

Division's top scorer back at Molineux

Wolves have completed the signing of Sky Bet League One’s top scorer Leon Clarke, who returns to the club where he spent over a decade having first arrived at the age of eight.

Clarke has signed an 18-month contract – with a further year’s option in Wolves’ favour - after joining for an undisclosed fee from Coventry, with whom he has notched 15 league goals from 23 appearances so far this season.

In all competitions the 28-year-old has notched 28 goals from 45 games whilst with the Sky Blues, which has certainly caught the eye of the Wolves' management.

“We’re delighted to have signed Leon,” said Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell.

“His record over the last two or three years speaks for itself.

“I am sure he is going to do what he has been doing at Coventry which is work really hard for the team and also score a high number of goals.

“Leon has got a tremendous work ethic and will offer us some real tactical flexibility.

“He can play as a withdrawn striker in the number ten role or as an out and out number nine.

“He can do either role very well, he is proven at this level and will be a real bonus for us as we try and push for promotion.”

Having joined Wolves Academy at the age of eight, local lad Clarke progressed all the way through to the first team, scoring 15 goals from 35 starts and 48 substitute’s appearances before leaving for Sheffield Wednesday in 2007.

Head Coach Kenny Jackett says:  “I’m really pleased to add Leon to our striking options when we are coming into a key time of the season.

“He is in very good form and I think that this is his time now in terms of his game coming together which has shown with the amount of goals he has scored.

“The partnership he struck up with Wilson has been a prolific one.

“He has many strengths including a good touch, good link play and good running ability which, along with his goals, have been the qualities we have been looking to add.”




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