Kenny Jackett leaves the door open for Rajiv Van La Parra at Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Rajiv Van La Parra did not play for Wolverhampton Wanderers in their match against Derby County last weekend.

Kenny Jackett has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official site that he didn’t feel it was correct to use Rajiv Van La Parra during his side’s match against Derby County last weekend.

Van La Parra risked the wrath of Wolves fans, after bragging on social media about his wages.

The Dutch winger’s post caused fury, and when he was brought on against Brentford last week he was widely booed by the Wolves fans that had travelled to Griffin Park.

With Wolves playing their match against Derby at Molineux, the reaction to the 24-year-old would have arguably have been even worse.

And Jackett said: “I didn’t think it was the right thing to involve him and to play him (on Saturday), and decided to leave him right out.

“We’ll just have to see how things settle down now going forward, but it was part of my thinking for Saturday’s game.

“He’s with us and training, he trained well on Monday. If I feel it’s right to use Rajiv van La Parra, I will.

“I didn’t feel it was the right thing to use him on Saturday - we’ll just have to assess it now as the time goes on.

“He’s a Wolves player and we’ll just have to assess it and see how I feel going into Middlesbrough.”

Despite Van La Parra’s absence, Wolves still managed to pick up an unexpected victory against Derby on Saturday.

Jackett’s side took the lead when George Saville fired in during the first half, but they were quickly pegged back when Chris Martin scored a free kick.

That goal could have damaged Wolves’ squad’s fragile confidence, but they showed their resilience and got their reward when Saville scored the winner late on.

Wolves' victory over the Rams was their first for seven matches, and it has lifted them up to 13th in the Championship table.

Van La Parra’s next chance to force his way back into contention for Wolves could come on Friday, when Jackett’s side take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

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