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Jacobs Checks In


14:41 11th November 2013

Midfielder joins from Derby

Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Derby County winger Michael Jacobs on an emergency loan until January 2.

The 22-year-old has put to paper on the short term deal which sees his cross the Midlands for the next seven-and-a-half weeks.

Born in Rothwell, Jacobs started his career with Northampton Town where he made 100 appearances, scoring 15 goals.

One of those goals came in Anfield as Northampton drew 2-2 with Liverpool in a League Cup tie in 2010, going on to win on penalties with Jacobs also scoring from the spot.

Jacobs’ impressive form saw him signed by Derby in the summer of 2012, where he made more League Cup headlines on his debut, providing the assists for all five goals in a 5-5 draw with Scunthorpe before the Rams lost on penalties.

In total he has made 47 appearances for Derby, the majority of which have come from the substitutes bench, and chipped in with three goals.

Jackett is delighted to have brought in Jacobs and added some more quality to the Wolves squad.

“Michael is someone I’ve followed for a few years watching him play at Northampton,” said the Head Coach.

“Then he got his move to a big club at Derby which was his big opportunity.

“It’s been tough for him to get into Derby’s midfield which is excellent.

“But when he’s played for Derby, he’s played very well so he’s a good player for us coming in on loan.

“He gives us options on either wing, and in behind the striker.

“He’s very comfortable on the ball and he’s a creative, attacking player who will increase our options in a busy period for us.

“He knows both our wide men are playing very well at the moment.

“But I do think he’s ready and good to go - if he was to start on the bench, he could force his way in, he’s prepared to do that as well.

“He’s keen to compete and keen for the chance to compete at what he considers is a great club and I’m looking forward to working with him after watching him for a number of years.

“Predominantly he’s played most of his games in a wide left position, but he can play wide right or behind the striker.”

Jacobs will be eligible for Saturday’s trip to Notts County but not for the FA Cup tie with Oldham.

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