Leigh Griffiths has handed Wolves an early-season boost by signing a new contract to commit his future to the Club.
The Scotland international striker has put pen to paper on an improved two-year deal, with a third year Club option which could tie him to Molineux until 2016.
It was confirmed yesterday that contract offers had been made to both Griffiths and Danny Batth, who had a year remaining on their deals.
“Following on from a very successful loan spell in the Scottish Premier League with Hibernian, Leigh has come back and had an impressive pre-season,” said Jackett.
“I am very pleased that he has signed a new contract committing his future to the Club.
“We hope that he can now continue his good goalscoring form heading into the season.”
Griffiths added: “I am delighted to have signed the new deal.
“The gaffer has been great with me from day one, he has seen what I can do and in return I have been rewarded with a new contract.
“As a player it always helps you settle when you know where you’re going to be playing for the foreseeable future.
“That’s me now, I’m settled. I’m moving into a new house in Wolverhampton tomorrow and from now on I can concentrate on my football and try to help Wolves have a successful season.
“I was really pleased to hear that the Club wanted to talk to me – the fans have been great with me in the games I have played in pre-season and hopefully I can now repay that by scoring goals.
“I’ve been pleased to be able to come back to Wolves, hit the ground running and get on the scoresheet.
“Now I need to continue that in the League and Cup, and it would be a good place to mark the new contract by scoring against Morecambe tonight.”
CEO Jez Moxey confirmed that it was always planned to assess Griffiths’ performances during his loan spells with a view to offering him a new deal at Molineux.
“We are pleased Leigh has agreed to extend his stay with us,” said Jez.
“This situation is what we envisaged a year ago when we placed him on loan at Hibernian. We hoped he would play regularly, score goals, gain confidence and return ready to play in our first team. He did that, and more, by becoming a Scotland international who, hopefully, could play some part in the Scotland against England match at Wembley later this month.
“He is a young player who had a year remaining on his contract. He has shown Kenny what he is capable of doing on the field and, importantly, he has also shown a real desire to stay at Molineux – these are the ingredients necessary to be rewarded with a new contract.
“With that now secured, it is up to Leigh to pick up from where he left off with Hibernian, and make a key contribution at Wolves this season.”