Kenny Jackett says Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Jordan Graham is in first-team contention

Wolves Steve Bull Stand

Wolverhampton Wanderers loaned out Jordan Graham to Oxford United earlier in the season.

Kenny Jackett has suggested to the Express and Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Jordan Graham could receive his debut in the near future.

Graham joined Wolves at the start of 2015, but he is yet to make an appearance for their first-team, with the club letting him gain experience on loan earlier this season.

The 20-year-old was temporarily moved to Oxford United, but now he is back at Molineux, Jackett will not leave him leave again – as the 53-year-old believes the youngster is ready to make the step-up into their senior squad.

“We are not going to let Jordan go back to Oxford at present – he’s under first-team consideration," Jackett revealed. 

Wolves have been keen to provide their youngsters with a platform to perform in recent years, with a number of prospects successfully coming into their first team.

Wolves have one of the youngsters squads in the Championship at the moment, but their lack of experience has hurt them at times.

The Midlands club have made a poor start to the campaign, and their performances have looked naïve on occasion.

Wolves only have one player in their squad over the age of 30, in Mike Williamson, but Jackett is clearly a subscriber to the theory that ‘if you’re good enough, you’re old enough’ and Graham appears to be on the verge on his own first-team breakthrough – adding an even more youthful feel to the team.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch