Kenny Jackett admits Adam Le Fondre has been unlucky at Wolverhampton Wanderers so far

Wolves Steve Bull Stand

Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Adam Le Fondre from Cardiff City during the summer transfer window.

Kenny Jackett has told Wolverhampton Wanderers' official website that he feels Adam Le Fondre has been unlucky at Molineux so far.

Le Fondre was signed by Wolves on loan from Cardiff City in the summer, but he has not seen as much competitive action as he would have hoped for, due to a tactical switch.

Wolves’ poor form has seen Jackett play with one up front in recent matches, and Le Fondre has had to drop out of the team as a result.

The striker did score two goals in Wolves’ friendly against Liverpool last week, though, and Jackett says he has been impressed by the 28-year-old’s attitude.

“Adam’s been unlucky to be out the side – it’s just the way things have gone tactically going back to one up front,” Jackett explained.

“He’s kept his attitude, done very well in training and to get two goals in that particular game will help his confidence.”

Le Fondre has scored three goals in 15 appearances for Wolves so far, and he will be keen to improve that tally if he does get another opportunity in the first team.

It is unlikely that Benik Afobe will be displaced as Wolves’ number one striker this season, even though Jackett has expressed a desire to improve his side’s attacking options.

Wolves have been linked with Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong, as reported by the Chronicle, while they have also recently added Grant Holt, meaning competition for places is set to become fierce.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch