Wolves boss hints at Danny Graham stay

SUNDERLAND FLOP ... Danny Graham.
SUNDERLAND FLOP ... Danny Graham.

WOLVES manager Kenny Jackett has hinted he would like to extend the loan spell of Sunderland striker Danny Graham, which is drawing to a close.

Graham is heading into the final two games of his loan at the Championship club, who he joined on a temporary basis in November.

He has scored once in five appearances for Wolves, after a nightmare time at Sunderland which left him surplus to requirements.

Jackett, though, has been impressed with Graham’s contribution since moving to Molineux, and says discussions will be held with Sunderland in the coming days.

He told Wolves’ official website: “It’s still to be decided, we have two games left.

“I have been pleased with Danny, he has added some experience to our frontline, has been unlucky not to score more goals and the more games he plays the more he will improve.

“He has given us another option – options we need up front.

“Him and Rajiv van La Parra have helped us – especially in the absence of (Nouha) Dicko.

“We want Dicko back and we need more centre-fowards options, as many as we can, particuarly if we stay 4-4-2.

“To have three forwards on the bench to turn the game is something we need. It’s something most Championship clubs have, and Danny comes into it.

“We like him, we haven’t discussed with the club because he’s contracted but there will be discussions.

“I feel has done well for us and brought some experience to our frontline.”

Wolves could find themselves short up-front next month if Graham does leave at the end of his loan spell, with Bakary Sako, and perhaps Dicko as well, both potentially set to be on African Cup of Nations duty.

Jackett added: “It does come into your thinking and through the whole picture of January.

“We don’t want to be short for any period of time.

“It’s too much of a ruthless division and the clubs we’re competing against their forward players and options are extensive and ours need to be.

“We hope to strengthen and we have our targets.

“We know what we need to do and where we want to improve.”