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Jacobs Open To Talks


10:40 28th December 2013

Winger enjoying Wolves loan

Michael Jacobs has admitted he would be happy to discuss the possibility of extending his Wolves stay as he nears the end of his loan from Derby.

Head Coach Kenny Jackett says he will be mulling over whether to approach the Rams ahead of the winger’s current deal finishing after Friday’s trip to Gillingham.

The 22-year-old wideman has impressed so far, making four starts and two further appearances as substitute, notching his first goal in the 2-0 Boxing Day win against Crewe.

“Everyone knows as much as me – I haven’t spoken to Derby yet,” he says.

“I’m just enjoying my football really – it’s nice to get the opportunity to come here and play for such a big club.

“I’m enjoying my time and the lads are really good so I feel settled here now.

“Derby are flying at the minute – they’re fourth in the Championship.

“I’ll speak to the manager there but my loan has been extended to take in the Gillingham game on January 3 so we’ll see what happens after that and go from there.

“The boys are doing really well and it’s a nice place to be.

“The standard of football is really high and it’s a good club to play for and I’m grateful for the opportunity.

“Hopefully I can keep that going and depending on what happens in January, we’ll see.

 “I haven’t had a promotion so far so it’s one of the things I want to do because it always looks good on your CV.

“It would be massive for the club and the city to get back towards where they want to be – that’s the main objective for the fans, the players and the club.

“To get back to the Championship is a massive league and hopefully if we get back there, we can get to the Premier League as well.”

Jacobs has built up a reputation for scoring a few spectacular goals in his career so far, albeit not perhaps with his head, as was seen in the early minutes against Crewe!

“It was a great ball by Scott – he put it into the right area,” he says.

“I played it in to ‘Cass’ (Jake Cassidy) and he found Scott with another great ball out wide.

“I was just there and it hit me on the end and went in – I think I had my eyes closed!

“I’m not renowned for my headed goals and that was my first one of the season in the league and it was nice to come on Boxing Day.

“It started us off and gave us the start we needed in front of a big crowd.

“If you get the home fans behind you here it’s a tough place to come and getting the early goal set us up.

“Hopefully – scoring one normally brings two for me so with a bit of luck, I can get one against Leyton Orient tomorrow.

“I was happy just to get on the scoresheet and it set us up for a good result.”

And he acknowledged the most important factor of the day was to get back on the winning trail, particularly with leaders Leyton Orient up next tomorrow (3pm).

“We needed to win but all teams go through rough patches in the season,” Jacobs explained.

“We’ve been playing well and not losing games and you look at the style the boys have played with before I came – the record speaks for itself.

“But you will always get difficult times in a season and I’m glad ours has come now and not in April or May time.

“We’ve always had belief in the squad and in the way conduct ourselves.

“Even when we do lose games, we try to put on a performance and still give 100 per cent, which is always important going into games when you’ve had a bit of a tough run.

“It’s nice to get three points to get back on track.

“It’s tough that we’ve had a few bad results but it shows the character of the squad to get a win on Boxing Day and hopefully sets us up for the big one against Leyton Orient.

“They came from behind to win on Boxing Day against Gillingham and it’s set up for a big encounter and hopefully it lives up to the expectations for the fans and we can get the win.”



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