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Jackett Keeping An Eye Out


11:13 25th March 2014

Gaffer assessing squad options.

Kenny Jackett says he is keeping an eye on any potential loan possibilities ahead of the emergency loan deadline on Thursday – but remains happy with the cover and competition within the current squad.


Wolves’ Head Coach has indicated there are two factors which may push the club into the loan market – if one of the club’s targets becomes available or if there are any injury issues prior to the deadline.

But he remains pleased with the working squad of 20 or so players which has put Wolves in a promising position heading into the final nine games of the season, starting against Colchester at Molineux this evening (7.45pm).

“There won’t be anyone coming in before tonight’s game,” said Jackett.

“If a player becomes available and we can look at him on loan, that might be a reason.

“And if we suddenly get injuries we still have a couple of days to sign someone.

“That would be the two circumstances in which we may move into the market.

“We are well covered in defence.

“Perhaps in midfield and forward there may be a player who is variable between the two in a 4-3-3 system but we also have young players underneath the group.

“I’ve been using 20 players of late and if you’re looking at Saturday then Ethan Ebanks-Landell and David Davis were the two that missed out but both have been part of the situation in recent games.

“I’ve got a lot of confidence in all of that group, even if players are playing out of position.

“Sometimes it is better to go with your own players but similarly it is not a massive squad and if we were two or three down all of a sudden we may need to move.

“But it is hard to sign players and it is tough to sign your targets.

“We will see who is available and who maybe isn’t available and what tonight brings.”

Jackett has again highlighted the importance of a well-worked scouting system which has underpinned the impressive signings to have come through the doors at Molineux so far this season.

He added:  “We have got ideas and you should never stop working at scouting.

“You have to look a long way ahead and we are continually evaluating what is there, what we may need or what we may not need or who is available to us for value.

“It is an ongoing process.”

Jackett was also asked about the array of loan players set to return to Molineux at the end of the season.

“We’ll deal with all that in the summer – the big thing now is promotion, that’s my main job,” he said.

“We’ll make sure we do what is best for the club and that any situation there doesn’t hold us back.

“We’ve got a young group here and it will have to move on again and improve whatever division we are in and that’s from the youth policy and players from outside.”

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