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Kenny Jackett believes Benik Afobe is 'ready' for Molineux challenge

14 January 2015

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett says he wants to bring the best out of striker Benik Afobe following his permanent transfer from Arsenal.

The 21-year-old, who has been on loan at MK Dons most recently, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at Molineux.

Afobe scored 19 goals in 30 games for Sky Bet League 1 side Dons this term, but will now jump to the Championship to aid Wolves' promotion bid.

Head coach Kenny Jackett told “Benik has been at Arsenal since he was six which is a long time at a very good club.

“I’m sure they’ll be pleased now he gets his opportunity at a good club like Wolves.

“We were keen to make him feel wanted and make him the best he can possibly be and try to bring out his full potential, which is considerable, both in terms of his play, his power and his goalscoring.

“He gets chances and converts a good percentage of them.

“He’s over his injury now – it’s been a year since his cruciate – he’s had spells at Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons and I feel he’s built up his confidence, built up his fitness and looks ready for someone to give him a permanent home and the backing that can bring out the best in him."

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