Wolves are unlikely to have star striker Kevin Doyle for the match against Sheffield United during the weekend. The Republic of Ireland international missed the match against Shrewsbury recently, and it appears that he has not returned to full fitness yet in time for this match.
Despite the lack of Doyle, manager Kenny Jackett says that he is confident of being able to manage the striking options in the team. He has said that the club already has four strikers at the disposal, but he is targeting one more striker in order to strengthen the squad.
He says that the squad will be complete following the addition of a new striker. It remains to be seen if Wolves can bring in a new name between now and the start of January. Leigh Griffiths has given his manager a big boost by returning to training and he is likely to be played alongside Bjorn Sigurdarson. Sigurdarson has been one of the best players for Wolves in recent weeks, and his performance could be crucial if they are to get three points against Sheffield United. The club has made a good start to the season, which is what fans have been expecting after two successive relegations.
Sigurdarson was not properly utilised in a wide role according to the manager.
“Both Doyle and Bjorn are in my thoughts and if we want to do well this season then we’re going to need three strikers fit. I was pleased with Jake Cassidy when he came off the bench on Saturday – I thought he played well. We have four strikers and if we can get five, fine. We have Liam McAlinden in that fifth slot at present, so if I can have them all, and have a strong bench, that would be my preference," said Jackett.