Wolves make loan bid for Premier League winger - but is he really what they need?

Molineux

According to reports, Wolverhampton Wanderers will make a bid to sign Leicester's Anthony Knockaert.

Wolverhampton Wanderers suffered their third successive defeat on Saturday, with Nottingham Forest hammering them 3-0 at Molineux.

Three defeats in a row is concerning enough, but especially considering that they've conceded ten goals in those three games.

Kenny Jackett's men have endured a run like this already this season, having conceded 11 goals in four games at the end of September and start of October.

Yet he chose not to bring in defensive reinforcements, instead bringing in Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo to help matters at the other end of the pitch - and he appears to be doing the same thing again.

Despite those ten goals conceded in three games, Jackett snapped up Sunderland centre forward Danny Graham on loan last week, and now wants to add a winger to his ranks.

Leicester City's Anthony Knockaert was integral to the Foxes' title winning season last term, but has slipped down the pecking order after Nigel Pearson's side reached the Premier League.

Now, according to the Daily Mail, Wolves are set to make a loan bid to sign Knockaert before Thursday's loan deadline - despite already having wingers like Bakary Sako, James Henry, Michael Jacobs and Rajiv van La Parra in the ranks.

It's an interesting way to try and get Wolves firing again, with issues at both ends of the pitch. Yet the real issue has been the leaking of goals, and moving for a defender should be a higher priority than another winger.

Jackett isn't under much pressure just yet, but if they continue to ship goals then fans may become disgruntled - especially if he makes little effort to address the issue.

Instead, maybe Jackett should consider recalling Roger Johnson to the first team. The big centre back has been exiled from the team ever since Jackett's arrival in 2013, but having done a job for Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham United last season, it may be time to bring him back into the fold.

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