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Van Damme set for left-back berth

02 Jul 2010 13:59:00

Van Damme set for left-back berth

Mick McCarthy has earmarked versatile summer signing Jelle van Damme to fill the left-back role for Wolves next season. The Belgian international, signed from Anderlecht for £2.5million, can also play left side of midfield or at centre-back. But the Wolves boss has no doubts where he will play his new signing. McCarthy told the Wolverhampton Express and Star: "Jelle is a left-back. He can also play wide left or as a left centre-back, but predominantly he is left-back. "The day I saw him play, he was terrific on the left side of midfield. "He played like an English league player - headed it, tackled and competed. There were no airs or graces about him. "He's got to be a threat in the air. He's 6ft 3ins and he's got goals in him. "Physical size and strength is important in this league."


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