Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Lee Evans has just over a year remaining on his contract.
Evans has been out on loan at Bradford City since August, and question marks have begun to emerge about the youngster’s future at Molineux.
Evans will have just one year remaining on his contract at Wolves at the end of this season. However, Jackett insists that the central midfielder has a long-term future with his side.
“I have got a lot of time for Lee and I have watched him myself in some big games in League One,” the former Millwall boss said.
“He is at a big club in Bradford who are just about in the play-offs now and are competing for promotion to the Championship.
“I think he has improved and next year I think he is good enough to come back and play in the Championship and play for Wolves.”
Evans has made 27 starts for Bradford in League One, and he has largely impressed during his spell at Valley Parade.
The 21-year-old’s combativeness combined with his ability in possession has made him a stand out player in the third tier.
Evans’ task over the rest of the campaign will be to help the Bantams achieve promotion, with Phil Parkinson’s side currently lodged in the play off spaces.
Wolves have already taken Jed Wallace and Jordan Graham back from loan spells this season, only for them to then to be used in the first-team.
Evans has made 44 senior appearances for Wolves during his career to date.