Kenny Jackett: There ‘will be discussions’ over Danny Graham loan extension

Danny Graham And Nathan Dyer

The Wolves boss is keen on extending Danny Graham’s loan deal for the second half of the season.

Graham’s short-term deal is set to expire following Sunday’s game with Brentford, but Jackett is planning ahead for the losses of Bakery Sako and Nouha Dicko in January.

The attacking duo are set to represent Mali at the African Cup of Nations, and Graham could provide adequate cover for the 10-goal pair, despite having netted just one goal in five games since arriving from Sunderland.

Regardless of the current goalscoring weaknesses in the Black Cats’ ranks, the 29-year-old is hardly likely to enjoy a prolonged run in Gus Poyet’s side following his return to the Stadium of Light, and Jackett is keen on extending his stay at Molineux, although he confirmed that nothing had been decided regarding any potential deal.

“It’s still to be decided, we have two games left,” Jackett told the Birmingham Mail when pressed on the subject of Graham.

“I have been pleased with Danny. He has added some experience to our frontline and has been unlucky not to score more goals.

“The more games he plays the more he will improve. He has given us another option and we need options up front.”

The main reason for Graham extending his deal would be to cover for the absence of Dicko and Sako, and Jackett did confirm that talks would take place when the original loan ends.

“We like Danny,” the former Welsh international added. “We haven’t discussed it with the club because he’s contracted but there will be discussions. I feel he has done well for us and brought some experience to our frontline.

“It does come into your thinking with the whole picture of January. We don’t want to be short for any period of time. It’s too much of a ruthless division and the clubs we’re competing against their forward players and options are extensive and ours need to be.”

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