Kenny Jackett on Wolverhampton Wanderers summer signing Nathan Byrne's best position

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Nathan Byrne has made five appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers to date.

Kenny Jackett's comments in the Express and Star suggest that he wants to use Nathan Byrne in an advanced right-sided role in the future.

Byrne was brought to Wolves in the summer transfer window, and he is still finding his feet at Molineux, as he adapts to playing football at Championship level.

The former Swindon Town man was guilty of giving away a penalty against Middlesbrough in a 3-1 defeat for his side at the weekend, but Jackett was still encouraged by his performance.

"Nathan Byrne did well up to a point and then, obviously, tired," Jackett said. "It was a key moment for the penalty.

“I feel he’s best used in the wide right position, if we can get to the stage where Byrne and Henry are dovetailing, that would be good.

“That can work well for us and Byrne can build on Saturday.”

Byrne was generally utilised as a right-back during his time at Swindon, but he was handed a more advanced role at the County Ground at the start of the 2015/16 campaign.

During his initial displays in the right-wing slot he impressed, and he scored a hat-trick on the opening day of the season, which helped to convince Wolves that he was right for them.

Since moving to the Midlands outfit, Byrne has made just five appearances, but Jackett’s comments suggest that he could stay in the starting line-up for the foreseeable future.

Wolves’ next match comes this weekend, when they take on local rivals Birmingham City looking to break out of their run of three straight defeats.

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