Wolves Boss Kenny Jackett Lauds New Signing Michal Zyro

13 January 2016 10:45

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett hailed the impact of new signing Michal Zyro after the Poland forward scored twice on his first appearance at Molineux to help his side claim a 3-2 win over Fulham.

Zyro, a £350,000 capture from Legia Warsaw over the winter, opened his account in the sixth minute and doubled Wolves' advantage after 13 minutes. Lasse Vigen Christensen gave Fulham a 24th-minute lifeline before Matt Doherty struck from 35 yards in the 48th minute to make it 3-1.

Fulham skipper Ross McCormack sparked hopes of a rousing finale 16 minutes from time but Wolves were able to hold on for a fourth successive Sky Bet Championship win.

Jackett, who pushed Zyro into a central role after the sale of Benik Afobe to Bournemouth, said of the new arrival: "We felt that he has a lot of technical ability and physical attributes that can be exploited in the English game.

"I stated when we signed him that I thought he could play in any of the front positions.

"He is an asset and he took his goals very well and just before half-time he could have had a hat- trick. I am very pleased with him in the two games that he has had and in terms of where he can play and what his strengths are it depends on where we go tactically and how we need to play.

"He is a good finisher and he can get headers as well. I do feel he has the attributes and power to do well in our football. It is early days but it is a nice start."

Following the sale of Afobe, Jackett felt that the three points against Fulham were even more important than normal.

He added: "It was a big win for us and full credit to the players as four Championship wins on the trot is not an easy thing to do.

"We wanted to put on a spirited and hard-working performances for our fans as there is some uncertainty around and I can feel it because of the sale of Benik. And I felt that the players answered it and responded in the right way and played with a lot of pride in playing for Wolves."

New Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic was pleased with the attacking intent of his side but admits he needs to shore up their defence if they are to pull away from the foot of the table.

Fulham are the leading scorers in the division with 42 goals and Jokanovic said: "I am trying to find the way for the team. We are not playing the same way that Fulham did before.

"We are a very good team with the ball but right now very soft without the ball. It is important for us to try and have more time with the ball in our possession to stop suffering so much and this is the plan that we have for the future.

"Wolves caught us at times on the counter-attack because we put our defensive line so high to try and play in the opposition half as we believe that is the best way to defend at this level.

"At the end we are a little bit disappointed. We will follow something similar but at the end I think we will be a little bit more solid and confident in the future.

"I cannot blame my players as they tried to follow the plan. At the end we lost the game but they did many, many positive things.

"It is true that we are the top scorers but we also concede so many goals.

"We need to try and be brave and I expect in the future we will be a little bit more lucky and win the games."

Source: PA-WIRE