Rajiv van la Parra enjoying playing up front for Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Rajiv van la Parra has partenerd Michal Zyro up front in Wolverhampton Wanderers' most recent fixtures.

Rajiv van la Parra has told the Express and Star that he is happy to play up front for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Van La Parra’s time at Molineux appeared to be coming to an end when he was sent out on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion earlier in the campaign.

However, since he has returned from the south coast, the Dutchman has forced his way back into starting contention at Wolves.

Van La Parra has started Wolves’ last few matches in a striking role, alongside Michal Zyro, and he says that he is pleased to have been of service.

”I played it last season as well and had a few games there,” Van La Parra said.

“I’m quite used to it now and I think I did OK; the gaffer was happy with my performance and that’s important for me.

“The gaffer likes a player with pace up front and I’m happy I can be that player.”

Van La Parra is more familiar with playing down a wing, but Jackett has been forced to tinker with his line up since the departure of Benik Afobe.

The 22-year-old forward left Wolves to join Bournemouth earlier in the transfer window, and the Midlands side have struggled to find a replacement.

As a result, Wolves’ striking options look limited - and Van La Parra looks set to continue up front for Jackett’s side against Queens Park Rangers tomorrow.

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