Kenny Jackett admits Joe Mason's move to Wolverhampton Wanderers hasn't worked out as expected

Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Joe Mason from Cardiff City in the January transfer window.

Kenny Jackett has admitted to the Express and Star that Joe Mason’s transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers hasn’t worked out as he was anticpating so far.

Mason was brought to Wolves from Cardiff City in the January transfer window, and the striker was the Midlands club’s marquee addition, following the departure of Benik Afobe.

However, Mason has struggled for starts in recent weeks, with most his appearances coming as a substitute.

Jackett admits that he had hoped that Mason would make a bigger immediate impact, but he says that he has not been able to find him an effective partner at the club yet.

"I envisaged him coming in and being able to play all of the time,” Jackett explained.

“It hasn’t worked that way. I don’t think I’ve found the right combination around him all of the time.

“Also, certainly on two occasions, he’s been effective coming off the bench for us as well. Do we want to work towards him being in the team? Yes we do.”

Mason made a great start to his Wolves career, scoring in the first 10 minutes of his debut, but things have slowed down since.

The 23-year-old has dropped down the pecking order, and he was only given five minutes during Wolves' 0-0 draw against Birmingham City last weekend.

Mason has made just four starts for Jackett’s side since signing up, with the likes of Michal Zyro and Bjorn Sigurdarson seemingly preferred choices, at the moment.

Mason could have another chance to impress this weekend, though, with Wolves set to take on high flying Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

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