Kenny Jackett comments on Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Joe Mason

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Joe Mason has scored two goals in his first two matches for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that he feels Joe Mason needs to play as a number nine for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Mason was Wolves’ most expensive recruit in the January transfer window, with the club paying £3 million to sign him from Cardiff City (Express and Star).

The 24-year-old has so far played a rotational role for Wolves, and Jackett admits the forward is still adapting to life at Molineux.

“While he's bedding himself in we're working out how best to bring out his strengths,” Jackett said.

"I'd suggest he needs to play right up there, because his best ability is to finish.

"He showed an ability to get in behind, which was good. He took his goal very well.”

Mason scored on his Wolves debut against Bolton Wanderers, but he dropped to the substitutes’ bench for their match against Preston North End this weekend.

The forward was one of the only players to come out of Wolves’ defeat against the Lilywhites with any credit, too.

Mason came on in the second half, and he managed to grab a late consolation for his new side, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Wolves’ loss to Preston has seen them slip down to 12th in the Championship table, 11 points behind the top six with their play-off hopes now looking slim at best.

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