Kenny Jackett has suggested to the Express and Star that he will continue to look to the future with his transfers at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jackett has changed Wolves’ recruitment policy since taking charge at Molineux, and he has tended to target youngsters rather than experienced players.
That strategy has come under more scrutiny than ever before this season, as Wolves have shown a naivety of their play on occasions.
The Midlands side have failed to live up to expectations this term, and they currently occupy a mid table place in the Championship.
However, Jackett insists that his policy is the correct one - and he has suggested that he will continue to look towards the future with any transfer dealings he does in the coming windows.
“We’ve bought a number of developing players and I think it’s a good route," he said.
“Are you going to go like Derby and buy Bradley Johnson, buy Jacob Butterfield, for ‘X’, or are you going to develop Lee Evans or develop George Saville?
“Our back four and goalkeeper all have played some part in our under-21 system.
“Certainly you’re watching developing players rather than, let’s say Jason Shackell and Richard Keogh, who are at the other end of the scale.
“They’re developing quite well, developing to be able to distribute from the back, developing in particular to be able to earn clean sheets.”
Whether Jackett will still be in charge at Wolves by the time the transfer window re-opens remains up for debate.
The former Millwall boss is currently under serious pressure from the club’s supporters, due to his side’s recent run of poor form.
Wolves have won just one of their last eight matches, and their next fixture comes against promotion chasing Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Friday evening.