Regular football key - Michael Kightly

Michael Kightly
Kightly won seven England Under-21 caps

Watford loanee Michael Kightly has said that the opportunity to play first-team football was the driving factor behind him joining from Wolves.

Kightly, 25, has linked up with the Hornets on a one-month loan deal after an injury-ravaged two years.

"I just need to get some games under my belt because I haven't been able to do that for the last couple of years," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"I've had a tough time but thankfully I'm through that now."

The former England Under-21 man played a key role in Wolves' promotion to the Premier League in 2008-09 but injury has since restricted him to just 19 appearances in over two seasons.

The move to Vicarage Road will see him play alongside former Wolves colleague Chris Iwelumo and Kightly says the frontman sold the Championship club to him.

"Chris and I had a good partnership in the season Wolves went up, so hopefully we can repeat that here.

"I spoke to him before coming and he could not have spoke more highly of the place."