Wolves boss rules out 14-goal Leicester star, admits loans are possible

Chris Wood of Leicester City

Kenny Jackett has ruled out moves for Leicester City’s Chris Wood, whilst keeping a move for Danny Graham on the cards.

The Wolves boss has reportedly been looking to use the recently opened loan window to his advantage, with New Zealand international striker Chris Wood said to be his preferred target.

Despite sitting third in the Championship after five games, goals have been hard to come by for the recently promoted side, with Noucha Dicko and Leon Clarke, the only out-and-out strikers on the books, managing just one goal between them. As a whole, Wolves have scored just five times this season, and they should be grateful for Bakary Sako’s three-goal haul, and an impressive defence, that has seen them take 12 points at this early stage of the season.

Jackett was reportedly looking at Wood a few months ago, having worked together at Millwall, but he confirmed to the Birmingham Mail that no move was imminent - with the Leicester man looking to fight for his place with the Foxes.

The coach said: “There’s nothing there. Wood was linked because he did well for us at Millwall but it hasn’t ever really been a realistic situation where certainly over the last few weeks that it’s been possible.

“Some months ago his philosophy was that he wanted to stay and fight for his place and he scored on the first day of the season.”

However, Jackett did refuse to rule out using the loan market, with Sunderland man Danny Graham also said to be on his list of targets.

“It’s certainly something we’re looking at and it can help you

“There can be a time when you’re not sure of a player and you can take him for 28 or 93 days to see and you can maybe work through to the next window.

“There won’t be players coming in for Saturday, but things do change and I’d think things will change again for Saturday when a number of sides are picked.

"And if you do like a player, it can be seamless.”

Graham has been on the lookout for a move since the close of last season, with his career at Sunderland over. A number of Championship clubs have shown an interest in the 29-year old forward, with Leeds United apparently keen on securing his services, but Sunderland management would rather see the former Watford and Swansea man leave on a permanent deal.

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