Kenny Jackett has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official site that he was impressed by Brad Walker’s performance for his side’s development squad.
Walker is currently on trial at Wolves from Hartlepool United, and Jackett was in attendance at their under-21 side’s match against Aston Villa in midweek.
Walker started in central midfield in the contest, and Jackett was pleased with the youngster’s distribution.
“Brad had a good game, showed a good passing range I felt, both short and long,” said Jackett.
“He has been training, some weeks ago, but he did have two days some weeks ago.
“We obviously wanted to follow up that with a game and we’ve been waiting for the right game to put him in.”
Wolves have identified Walker as a potential addition before the close of the transfer window, but they wanted to take a closer look at him before making Hartlepool an offer.
The League Two side were happy to let the 19-year-old prospect try at prove himself at Molineux, and he seems to have made a positive impression.
Walker has already racked up 89 appearances in Hartlepool’s first team, so he is no stranger to having to play under pressure.
Wolves have already shown a willingness to sign players from League Two this month.
Jackett’s brought in Aaron Collins from Newport County last week, and according to the Daily Mail they are also on the verge of completing a deal to sign Barnet defender Hakeem Odofin.