Kenny Jackett is looking forward to new signing Kortney Hause work towards a long-term ambition of breaking into the Wolves first team after the defender joined the club on transfer deadline day.
Speaking to the press 24 hours before the deadline shut the Head Coach acknowledged he wasn’t expecting any more incomings on the back of James Henry, Michael Jacobs, Nouha Dicko and Leon Clarke.
But late in the day the deal to bring Hause to the club came to the fore and the 18-year-old was signed on a two-and-a-half year contract with an eye for the future.
“As I said it (no more signings) I believed it,” says Jackett.
“I went upstairs and Kevin Thelwell told me we had a chance to sign Kortney Hause.
“I haven’t actually seen Hause play.
“Kevin has, and obviously Stuart Webber has. I had gone home by 5pm - that’s where I was on transfer deadline day.
“Then I got the hook to come back to meet the new signing! It’s lucky I live local!
“He’s one for tomorrow and it did develop very, very late.
“He’s not one that we think will immediately go into our first team.
“He’s 19 in the summer and has got a real good stamp about him and is left footed, so it will be an interesting one now to see how he develops.”
And Hause’s qualities?
“His strength and his pace,” replies the Head Coach.
“He’s a big lad.
“He’s got the physique of a modern day centre-half and has the pace of one. And being left-footed gives you balance all of the time.
“Having played in Wycombe’s first team it will be interesting now how quickly he can establish himself at this club, which is what he has got to do firstly. Then he has got to push our first team centre-halves.”