Jackett explains what happens when Benik Afobe is put in the Wolves team

Benik Afobe

Kenny Jackett has revealed what Wolverhampton Wanderers look like when Benik Afobe is in the team.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has explained to the Express and Star what happens when he uses Benik Afobe in the team.

The 21-year-old striker recently made the switch to Wolves from Arsenal, where he was never quite able to have the impact he may have desired.

Wolves are one of the only Championship sides with a fixture this weekend and Jackett has explained the impact Afobe has on the team and why he could feature during the game against Charlton.

“He’s always scored goals and always got himself into scoring positions to be able to do that,” said the boss.

“He’ll be desperate to do that. Is he capable of scoring goals in the Championship? Yes I think he is.”

“It did change when Afobe came on (against Blackpool)– we looked more potent and it seemed to step up a gear.”

The problem Jackett has for the Charlton game is getting the balance right between Afobe’s enthusiasm and what’s right for the team’s strategy heading into the game.

He’d more than likely love to start but Jackett may feel that initially he’s better as an impact player coming off of the bench to have an impact late on in games when teams are starting to tire a little bit in the second half.

That will also take the pressure away from Afobe after a very expensive move and will allow him to work on improving his match fitness to a point where he’s ready to work all out for 90 minutes.

Wolves are just three points away from getting back into the play-offs and although Afobe has a high number of League One appearances under his belt already this season, the step up to the Championship is that little bit more difficult.

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