Kenny Jackett praises Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Bjorn Sigurdarson

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Bjorn Sigurdarson has not scored in 10 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season.

Kenny Jackett has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official site that Bjorn Sigurdarson still has his best years ahead of him.

Sigurdarson has enjoyed an unexpected resurgence at Molineux this season, and he has managed to break back into Kenny Jackett’s starting line-up.

The Icelandic international has played 10 times for Wolves this season, and Jackett is hoping that the 25-year-old can continue to progress.

“He has some attributes and it would be great if he could do that and really make the breakthrough with us,” Jackett said.

“His best years are, like the majority of our boys playing, ahead of him.

“It’d be great if he could put those injuries behind him and find top goalscoring form - I see a lot in the player.”

Sigudarson had previously not played for Wolves since 2013, and his time at the club seemed to be coming to and end.

However, the forward is sure to have given Jackett something to think about, ahead of the summer transfer window, as the former Millwall boss has been very impressed by the striker in recent weeks.

“I’ve been pleased overall that he’s been able to have a run after a lot of injuries that he’s had," Jackett added. 

“He’s been able to drive right through for 90 minutes as well which has been good, and he’s been a handful for the opposition, physically.

“He will need (goals) to maintain his confidence as well.

“But physically he’s done very well, been able to put pressure on defenders and at the right time hold it up.

“He’s contributed very well to some wins without getting the goals that he and us would love."

Sigudarson’s current contract at Wolves expires at the end of the season, but Jackett could look to offer him a new deal - if he keeps his place in the starting line-up for the rest of the season.

Sigurdarson is currently keeping Joe Mason out of the Wolves first-team, with the Midlands side’s next match coming against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

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