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O'Hara Grateful For Second Chance

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11:17 29th October 2013

Jamie O'Hara insists he is apologetic and humbled as he relishes the second chance he has been given at Wolves.

The midfielder took the first step towards a return to League action when named as a substitute for Saturday's victory at Bradford City and says he is ready to fight for a place in what he believes will be an exciting future at Molineux.
His apology came with a determination to salvage the good relationship he previously enjoyed with Wolves supporters prior to relegation last season culminating in the final game at Brighton. 
"I was not playing to the best I could and I was disappointed and frustrated with getting relegated. I took a bit of stick, I reacted and it was the wrong thing to do, I didn’t control my emotions.
"I never really had the chance to apologise for that. 
"I am glad to hopefully get a second chance to prove to the fans I want to be at the club.

The midfielder has been playing in the under 21s, whilst not part of Kenny’s plans, and it’s been his performances in these games, and in training, which have earned him a recall to the first team squad:
"What's happened to me over the last four months has definitely humbled me and made me a different person. It's also made me appreciate how much I love playing football.
Kenny has seen me showing a good attitude. I have not complained about the situation. I have just got my head down and taken it on the chin.
"I have made some mistakes and got some stick I deserved and some stick, I think, I didn't deserve but it's nice to finally get back in there.
"I have to let my football do the talking and help with some good performances. 
"This has definitely been a low point in my career but hopefully I can have a fresh start. I think I have something to offer."

In the countdown to Stevenage's weekend visit here, Kenny said Jamie's recall to the squad for Bradford was totally a football decision.
He spelled out that the withdrawal of Jack Price through illness was the trigger and accepted that Wolves would probably be hit at some stage this season with more injuries than they have yet suffered.
“The last four months have humbled him and he is very happy and appreciative that everyone at the Club is willing to give him a second chance.
"I hope it's a positive with him being on the bench. Any type of competition it creates will be beneficial for the Club.
"We will see whether he can earn a place and put some useful under-21 performances into the first team."

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