Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett raves about Bright Enobakhare's potential

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with Manchester United striker James Wilson in recent times.

Kenny Jackett has told Wolverhampton Wanderers' official website that Bright Enobakhare's potential may stop him bringing in a striker on loan.

The 17-year-old has been given fleeting opportunities in the first-team this season, and has regularly trained alongside the senior players.

During Enobakhare's time with the squad, he has not looked overwhelmed, and Jackett says he is keen not to block the youngster's progress by bringing in a player from elsewhere. 

“While we are always looking at the loan market there is also young Bright who looked a fantastic prospect in pre-season," he said. “I wouldn’t want us to bypass him for someone else who is maybe not as good.

“Bright is a very good player and he is itching for his chance. He scored against a very strong Liverpool side in a friendly a couple of weeks ago.

“He also scored in the cup against Barnet and against Doncaster in pre-season so he has got goals in him.”

Jackett confirmed to the Express and Star on Wednesday that one of the players Wolves are looking at taking on loan is Manchester United forward James Wilson.

However, the England youth international is unavailable at the moment, meaning that Jackett may be forced to go with the players that he currently has at his disposal.

Wolves' search for a striker has been made all the more pressing by the injury suffered by Nouha Dicko, who netted 15 times in 40 matches last term. 

The striker could miss the rest of the season after tearing his cruciate ligament, and if Enobakhare is required to step into the starting line-up to replace him, then he will have big boots to fill. 

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