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Gaffer Keen To Retain Midfielder


12:52 31st December 2013

Jacobs situation 'being addressed'.

Michael Jacobs’ loan spell with Wolves is due to end on Friday and Head Coach Kenny Jackett is keen to retain the talented midfielder as his team enters the second half of the campaign.

The enthusiastic Jacobs has impressed in his seven appearances for the club and he scored his first goal wearing gold and black in the Boxing Day triumph over Crewe Alexandra.

“It’s certainly something we’re dealing with. It’s something that’s being addressed,” explained Kenny.

“We like the player. I’ve picked him on a regular basis.

“He has a lot of talent for a young man and it looks like he’s got a good future.”

So, could any move to Molineux be a permanent one?

“That’s really to be discussed with Kevin Thelwell, Jez Moxey and Derby County.

“I really don’t know Derby’s opinion on him and their picture going into the January window with a new manager themselves.

“Chris Evans (Derby’s Head of Football Operations) was at our game against Leyton Orient and they’ve gone second in the Championship and are trying to get into the Premier League.

“They’ll have their own ideas and their own picture.

“But we’ve been pleased with Michael and what he’s done for us and we’ll see what we can do going forwards.

“Whether it’s loans, permanent transfer or just going back to Derby and enjoying the experience - that’s all something we’ll be discussing.”

With James Henry’s permanent move secured, and discussions continuing on Jacobs, Jackett will continue work to try and improve the quality of the squad during January.

“I don’t think we’re necessarily looking for a high number of players,” he added.

“I think to improve squads and clubs you need to consistently be looking and on a drip-feed basis be bringing people in all of the time.

“It’s far easier to do that in the window – we know that because other teams may release players to try to do things themselves.

“It’s an ongoing process of trying to improve the club and the playing squad and that’s where we are now.”

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