Wolves boss Kenny Jackett explains why January window is crucial

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Kenny Jackett plans to explore all avenues in January as he endeavours to freshen up his Championship ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kenny Jackett is fully aware of how important the January transfer window could be for both him and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Pressure has started to mount on the Molineux boss following a run of five straight defeats.

Wolves have slipped off the top-six pace as a result, with an alarming slump dropping them into mid-table.

There is no indication that drastic decisions are about to be taken, with Jackett still very much the right man for the job having returned the club to the Championship.

He will be backed again in the New Year as well, with Wolves prepared to explore all avenues in an effort to bring fresh faces of the required quality into their ranks.

Jackett told the club’s official website: "I’m sure we will be thinking it’s a very important window for us, as it was last year. Then we came out with a better team. Yes, it looks like a crucial window for us.

"Overall, it depends on who is available at what price. But the end product is that whether it’s short term or long term, loans or permanent signings, young player or older players, we have to cover that situation and improve.

"We have a big scouting department and they are working constantly to try to identify targets that are available and who will improve us."

Short-term deals may be the way forward for Wolves, as they will help to offer a quick fix to their current struggles.

Were they able to bring bodies on board that help to fire them back into the promotion-chasing pack, then permanent deals could be discussed over the summer.

Supporters will, however, be pleased to hear that every effort is being made to identify top targets, with new arrivals often offering a timely boost to those on and off the field.

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