Leigh Griffiths: Wolves forward 'perfect' for League One

Leigh Griffiths

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett believes striker Leigh Griffiths will be "perfect" for the club's first season in the third tier since 1989.

Griffiths, 22, scored 28 times and was the PFA Scotland young player of the year on loan at Hibernian last term.

And on the Scotland international's return to Molineux, Wolves took up a one-year option in his contract and rejected a transfer offer from Hibs.

"He'll be perfect as we go down into League One," Jackett told BBC WM.

"He's done terrifically up in Scotland last year. He's well worth a chance for us and we'll see how he works."

Jackett's only signing since taking over as Wolves boss in May has been the acquisition of defender Sam Ricketts from Bolton, who has been made the club's new captain.

The former Swansea and Millwall manager has urged caution as he looks to mould his side for next season, having transfer-listed four senior players - including former skipper Karl Henry and Jamie O'Hara earlier this summer.

"What I don't want to do is bring someone in when we've got a perfectly good player here," Jackett said.

"Generally you need some experience at the back, but in the attacking positions, if they're good enough they can do well."

He added: "We've taken in Sam Ricketts and still got the likes of [George] Elokobi around, who are very experienced players.

"There'll be enough experience, but the team does need a freshness and a youthful vigour and energy."

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