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Jackett's Jacobs Hope

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23:45 3rd January 2014

Wolves chasing permanent deal

Kenny Jackett tonight revealed Wolves are in discussions with Derby about a permanent move for winger Michael Jacobs.

Jacobs’ loan spell came to an end as was one of Wolves’ main creative outlets in tonight’s disappointing defeat at Gillingham, but Jackett is hopeful of seeing a lot more of the midfielder in the very near future providing negotiations prove fruitful.

“Michael has been a good player for us and again tonight he pulled off a good strike in the first half from which their keeper made a good save,” said the Head Coach.

“Generally he was behind most of our good play.

“He is somebody that we like and at 22 has a very good future and hopefully that will be at Wolves.

“There have been discussions and hopefully something positive will be given out shortly.

“It’s been in the hands of Kevin (Thelwell) and we have been in discussions about a permanent move.

“I don’t know if we are close yet and I can’t say any more but that’s good news for me because I like the player and I would love it to work out.”

Elsewhere Jackett said there was no developments as yet in terms of the potential arrival of a new striker during the January window.

But he insisted that work would continue, even on top of hoping to add Michael Jacobs to the permanent capture of James Henry.

“We are not imminent with signing a player on that,” he added.

“I didn’t feel that our forwards got the strikes on tonight that our possession warranted.

“Obviously now with the games out of the way we will be looking to improve, there is no doubt about that.

“Who and when will be discussed and worked at.”

Jackett also revealed that Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Stuart Gray has confirmed that the Owls would like to extend the loan of defender Roger Johnson.

“Stuart spoke to me and yesterday and said he wants to keep him so discussions are on the financial side which have been going on today,” said Jackett.

“He is Stuart’s captain and he is pleased with him and wants the loan to continue.”

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