Despite speculation that he could be moving on to pastures new, Bakary Sako has been a regular feature in friendly games for Wolves leading up to Saturday’s start to the season.
Kenny Jackett has been impressed with Sako’s efforts both on the training pitch and in games and the boss has been looking at possible options for the winger.
Kenny explained: “There hasn’t been anything (enquiries) on Sako and I thought he played well on Saturday in a good team performance.
“There have been no fresh approaches.
“I thought he played very well on Saturday and has also trained very well.
“That’s where he can be judged.
“He’s a Wolves player until we get a deal that suits us as well.
“We’re not going to do something that’s not right for the club.
“It’s the club that’s paramount in all of this.
“I can only talk about his work and his work has been very good.”
Asked if he felt that the defensive side of Sako’s game had improved, Kenny said: “I hope so, but the main thing I would like to him to do and continue to do is effecting the game in an offensive manner, which is what he’s in the team for.
“We all have to defend and we all have to know our jobs and I think in being clear about people’s jobs defensively, you can help players.
“But the main reason he is here at the club is for his offensive work, which on Saturday was good.”
Kenny has also been looking at what would be the best role for Icelandic striker Björn Sigurdarson as he adds: “It’s something in my thinking as an option to play him on the right.
“Whether he can play down the middle consistently and get as many goals as Griffiths or Cassidy or whether his power can be used better in a wide area, it’s all about what’s best for the team.”