Kenny Jackett impressed by Benik Afobe's showings in Wolverhampton Wanderers training

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Benik Afobe has been dropped for Wolverhampton Wanderers' last two matches.

Kenny Jackett has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official website that he has been impressed by Benik Afobe’s performances in training.

Afobe has been dropped from Wolves' first-team in their last two outings, due to his struggles in front of goal.

The former Arsenal man has hit the back of the net just once in his last nine appearances for Wolves and Adam Le Fondre has taken over the role of leading the line for the club.

However, Jackett insists that Afobe has not sulked about his recent team selections, and claims that the striker is working hard off the pitch to force his way back into the team.

“He’s been working hard, again trained hard and well, and scored goals in training which is good," Jackett said. "We want him to really push now and get back.

“I thought it was the right thing with the Rotherham team selection and then obviously followed it through (against Forest).

“He’s been very professional, trained hard and will be working away at getting back in the side.”

Afobe’s omission from recent Wolves’ starting line-ups rather sums up the club’s struggles in front of goal this season.

The Midlands club had been one of the most dangerous attacking teams in the Championship last term, but they have failed to score with any frequency this time around.

Jackett’s men have scored just 25 times in their first 20 league matches and Afobe is evidently short of confidence.

The 22-year-old forward has only scored eight times to date this term and he has been guilty of spurning some presentable opportunities, which he would have dispatched with ease last season when he was scoring at a prolific rate. 

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