Bakary Sako: Wolves winger desperate to return, says Jackett

Bakary Sako

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett says Bakary Sako is "chomping at the bit" to make his return for the League One side following the breakdown of a proposed move to Nottingham Forest.

Winger Sako missed only one game after it emerged that the failed summer target was back on Forest's radar.

And Jackett now expects him back on Saturday against Coventry.

"He's trained all week. I'm sure he's chomping at the bit to pull on a Wolves shirt again," Jackett told BBC WM.

The 25-year-old was lined up to move to the City Ground on loan a fortnight ago, to be turned into a permanent deal when the transfer window reopens in January, but Wolves pulled out of the deal as Forest did not match their terms.

The collapse of the deal was followed by reports that the 25-year-old Frenchman had gone "on strike", which were promptly and flatly denied by Jackett.

But, although Wolves won comfortably 3-0 at Colchester two weekends ago in the one game they played without Sako, the timing of the international break has helped to ease tensions.

And Sako, who has scored five times in nine starts this season, has been welcomed back into the Wolves fold.

"He's had a little bit of time off," added Jackett. "But I've been very pleased with his attitude in training this week.

"He played on Tuesday in a friendly game, his focus has been terrific and now, as he gets back into it, he can continue his excellent contribution to our season."