Kenny Jackett confirms Wolverhampton Wanderers want a striker

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with Newcastle United forward Adam Armstrong.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has confirmed to the Express and Star that he would like to see more forwards added to his squad.

Wolves currently have the likes of Benik Afobe, Adam Le Fondre and the recently acquired Grant Holt to choose from up-front.

However, Jackett has suggested that he would like to see more forward options added to his team, as he looks to develop their cutting edge.

“Forward options are crucial and we need as many as we can possibly get,” he said.

The comment adds credence to the rumours, which HITC reported yesterday, that Wolves are lining up a bid for Newcastle United’s Adam Armstrong.

Armstrong has been in brilliant form while on a temporary spell with Coventry City this season, and Wolves have been impressed by the striker’s form, which has seen him score 12 goals in 14 League One appearances.

Jackett’s side are now apparently lining up a January bid for Armstrong, when his current loan at Coventry is due to expire.

Wolves were dealt a major blow at the start of the season when Nouha Dicko picked up a serious injury, and the club have struggled to replace him, leaving them occupying 14th place in the Championship table.

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