Kenny Jackett gives insight into Wolverhampton Wanderers' striker search

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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett insists his side are looking at new strikers.

Kenny Jackett has insisted to the Express and Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers tried very hard to sign a striker in the January transfer window.

Following the departure of Benik Afobe, Wolves attempted to bring in a number of new attackers.

However, Joe Mason was the only front man they were able to sign, leaving Jackett’s options short up-front.

The 54-year-old boss insists that Wolves’ failure to make more additions in January was not for the want of trying, though, and he has suggested that they may look to utilise the loan market over the coming weeks.

“We tried hard to do more, but it wasn’t necessarily possible," Jackett said. “Selling Benik in the second week of January made it tough. A lot of the enquiries and offers we made didn’t come back to us.

“If we feel we can get the right player, we’ll look to bring in a loan. It doesn’t suddenly stop. If there’s a player that’s available, every effort will be made to try and bring him in.”

Wolves have been forced to test out a number of players up-front this season, with Rajiv van la Parra and Michal Zyro recently being partnered in attack.

Mason also made a bright start to his Wolves’ career, scoring on his debut against Bolton Wanderers in midweek.

Wolves were linked with the likes of Kike, Conor Washington and Tom Bradshaw in January, but they were unable to complete a deal for any of their targets.

Jackett’s side are under pressure to bring in a new striker quickly, as they are already nine points away from the play offs, and need to put together a run of wins to have any chance of being promoted.

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