Jackett: Summer signing will be hard to remove from the team

Kenny Jackett says that Wolverhampton Wanderers' Tommy Rowe will be tough to force out of the team after he was handed his first start.

Kenny Jackett says that getting in Wolverhampton Wanderers' team ahead of Tommy Rowe will be a tough ask.

Rowe was brought in on a free transfer over the summer, after his contract at Peterborough United expired, but he had his initial progress at the club thwarted due to injury.

The all-action midfielder missed much of the opening part of the campaign, but now he has made his first start Jackett says it will be a challenge to remove him from the side.

"He’s a good player and can play a few different positions," Jackett said to the Birmingham Mail.

“It was quite a slow start for him (at Wolves) because of the injury at Cheltenham but I felt on Saturday he grew into the game.

“His sub appearances have progressively got better. He has got a start in there now and in the second half in particular (against Wigan) I thought he really came into his own.

“He will take some shifting out of the team and I’m pleased that he is variable enough to play a few positions.”

Rowe is a talented individual and has proven Championship quality, so he will be hoping to find his top form after a slow start.

A capable runner and an intelligent mover, Rowe is a threat to defences but also works-hard for the team and he is likely to be a key man for Wolves this season.

Jackett demands a high work-rate and a disciplined style of play from his players and the versatile former Stockport County man should thrive in this set-up. 

Wolves have made a decent start to the season following promotion from League One, where they dominated last year.

The Midlands club have climbed into the upper echelons of the table and they will be hoping to build on this solid start after the international break.

Their next game comes against Millwall, where Rowe seems certain to start, and they will be hoping to return to winning ways after going three games without a victory. 

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