Gaffer Pleased as Wolves Win in Cork
Kenny Jackett was pleased with the performance of a youthful Wolves side as they overcame Cork City 2-1 in tonight’s friendly at Turner’s Cross.
With Cork also naming a much-changed team due to their Europa League fixture just around the corner on Thursday. Jackett opted to give many of Wolves’ Under-21 players the opportunity to impress.
Goals in each half from Niall Ennis and Bright Enobakhare put Wolves two goals to the good before a late consolation from Cian Coleman.
“It was our second string side and also Cork’s as they have a big game coming up,” said Jackett.
“We appreciate Cork playing us and it was a very evenly matched game and for a pre-season a very competitive one which we got a lot out of.
“It was a really good game and an opportunity for the young players who are trying to get into the first team and will get those opportunities.
“They were two good goals from Ennis and Enobakhare and then at the end with some fresh players coming on it was about working hard to see it through and that is what they did.
“There is some development and improvement from the young players who are close to the first team.
“After nights like tonight we can clearly see what is behind our first team group.
“They worked very hard and applied themselves individually and collectively and couldn’t have given any more.”
Work will continue this week at the Fota Island training base in Cork as the players step up preparations for the new season before returning home on Friday.
“It is a very good trip and a good five days for us to move our training over here,” added Jackett.
“We can work with the players we have here and make sure the sessions are right because the season is coming up very quickly.
“Wins are always good even in pre-season because you want to build up a winning mentality.
“And moving from a 4-3-3 system to a 4-4-2 is something we are doing right the way through.”