Wolves have announced their senior squad numbers for the 2013/14 season.
A number of the club’s younger players have taken up new and lower placings within the first team squad, with Matt Doherty taking the number two shirt and Danny Batth the number six vacated by the retired Jody Craddock.
David Davis moves into the number eight shirt while the coveted number nine goes to Leigh Griffiths, who has returned from a successful loan spell with Hibernian.
Skipper Sam Ricketts has taken the number 18 shirt which is his preferred choice, with other young players moving down including Anthony Forde (12), Lee Evans (14), Jake Cassidy (16), Liam McAlinden (20), Zeli Ismail (21), Jamie Reckord (22) and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (23).
Griffiths meanwhile is pleased to have landed the number nine shirt and is relishing the responsibility it brings.
“I’m delighted to be wearing the number nine shirt this season,” says Griffiths.
“I wore it for Hibernian and had a good year there so hopefully I can continue that back at Wolves.
“The number nine shirt is always a big one to fill anywhere you go and I’ve got a job to do now at Wolves and hopefully I can do that.
“A lot of Wolves fans have mentioned Steve Bull to me and since I’ve been here Sylvan (Ebanks-Blake) did really well wearing the number nine so I’ve got some tough acts to follow.
“I relish the added responsibility it brings – it’s my job to work hard and my job to score goals.
“I’ve done it for the last year-and-a-half for Hibs and hopefully I can do that at Wolves this season.”
The full list of numbers for first team players is shown below.
1. Wayne Hennessey
2. Matt Doherty
3. George Elokobi
4. Dave Edwards
5. Richard Stearman
6. Danny Batth
8. David Davis
9. Leigh Griffiths
10. Bakary Sako
12. Anthony Forde
13. Carl Ikeme
14. Lee Evans
15. Bjorn Sigurdarson
16. Jake Cassidy
17. Razak Boukari
18. Sam Ricketts
19. Jack Price
20. Liam McAlinden
21. Zeli Ismail
22. Jamie Reckord
23. Ethan Ebanks-Landell
28. Tongo Doumbia
29. Kevin Doyle
31. Aaron McCarey
32. Kevin Foley
34. Georg Margreitter
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