Wolves boss Jackett admits disappointment with Premier League striker's loan displays


Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett says he is disappointed with Yannick Sagbo.

Wolverhampton Wanderers coasted to the League One title last season, and have made a strong start to life back in the Championship.

Kenny Jackett's side sit in sixth place after 16 games, leaving them in a strong position to mount a play-off push as we head towards the busy Christmas period.

However, a continuing issue for Wolves is in attack. After the recent departures of Leigh Griffiths and Kevin Doyle, Jackett was left short up front and in need of a loan deal.

As a result, Jackett swooped to land Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo on loan in September, with the Ivorian down the pecking order at the KC Stadium.

Yet Sagbo has made very little impact after over a month at Molineux, playing just 82 minutes in the league - and Jackett admits that he's been disappointed with the 26-year-old's lack of impact.

"Really, by now that No 9 shirt should be his," said Jackett. "I don’t think he’s made the impact I suggested he would do on loan."

"I’ve seen him play and make a much bigger impact than he has. His performances so far haven’t earned him that. I don’t think he’s made the impact, but is he match-fit?"

"Has he been effective? Certainly he’d be better with three or four games. But can I afford to give him those three or four games? That’s the tough part."

Sagbo is scheduled to remain with Wolves until the end of December, but Jackett's comments today throw his loan spell into major doubt.

It may be best for him to return to Hull ahead of schedule, but that would again leave Wolves short of numbers - and Jackett needs to make a decision sooner rather than later.

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