Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that Aaron Collins is set to be handed an opportunity at Molineux.
Collins was brought to Wolves from Newport County in the January transfer window, and he is yet to make his debut for the Midlands side.
The youngster has been utilised in Wolves’ development team throughout his time at the club so far, but he was included on Jackett’s substitutes’ bench for their latest match.
Although Collins did not make it on to the pitch during Wolves’ match against Rotherham United last weekend, which they drew 0-0, Jackett has hinted that his chance will come in the future.
“He’s not physically as strong as he’s going to be but it’ll be interesting how he, another young player, at the right time will get an opportunity,” Jackett said.
“Again, I would probably suggest he needs to play as a pair, but he is a striker with a little bit of everything.
“He’s got a good general game; touch, pace, finishing, he’s quite good at everything but hasn’t got an ‘extreme’ in one.”
Wolves have been searching for a potent striker all season, and there is a hope that Collins can fill that void in the years to come.
The 18-year-old made 22 senior appearances for Newport prior to his move to Wolves, and he managed to score three times.
Wolves have two matches remaining this season - which come against Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.
Wolves are currently in 14th place in the Championship table, after collecting 54 points from 44 matches.