Wolves winger Michael Kightly seals longer Watford stay

Michael Kightly
Kightly marked his extension by scoring in Saturday's 2-0 win

Watford have finalised a deal to extend the loan of Wolves winger Michael Kightly until 3 January.

The 25-year-old has been struggling with an injury since arriving at Vicarage Road in October.

But he scored in Saturday's 2-0 win over Portsmouth, his fourth appearance for the club, ending a two-and-a-half-year goal drought.

"You can see he's desperate to play," Hornets manager Sean Dyche told the club websiteexternal-link.

"He's a very talented footballer and a really solid character generally, so I'm not surprised at all at how quickly he settled into the group.

"He picked up a niggling injury which has cleared away. The international break was no bad thing for him and now we're hoping to see plenty more of his quality."

Kightly, who has played 101 league games for Wolves, added: "I didn't play the number of games I'd like to have done last month, so it's great to have the chance to put that right first of all.

"There's no big-time Charlies here and I've had a great time. I've been impressed with the club as a whole.

"Everyone works hard and is pulling in the same direction, which you don't always get, I know from talking to players elsewhere."