Kenny Jackett: Wolves boss will not add fringe loan signings

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett
Kenny Jackett is due to reach a century of games in charge of Wolves at the end of the regular Championship season

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett will not add any players before Thursday's loan deadline unless they can play a part in the Championship side's promotion push.

Wolves are eighth in the table and two points behind the play-off positions with seven games remaining.

"If we feel there is someone that can improve our team, then we will sign a player," Jackett told BBC WM 95.6.

"But we won't take players floating on the first-team fringe. Those places are for young players," he added.

"I wouldn't say there's anybody coming in imminently, but if there's a player there that will help us, short-term or long-term, then we will take them."

The woes of being a Wolves loan striker
Wolves signed striker Yannick Sagbo from Hull City on loan in September but the Ivorian failed to score in four appearances before being recalled.
Sunderland forward Danny Graham then signed for Wolves on a short-term loan in November, the day after Sagbo's departure, but scored just once in five games.

Wolves currently have Nouha Dicko operating up front with £2m January signing Benik Afobe, but are short of cover as Leon Clarke (Wigan Athletic) and Liam McAlinden (Fleetwood) were both loaned out in January.

Republic of Ireland international Kevin Doyle, who will join Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids in the summer, is available for selection until the end of the season.

"Kevin's a very experienced forward," added Jackett. "Although he has only been used as a substitute since he came back, he's a popular player here and, having seen him in training, I would not hesitate in playing him."

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