Wolves manager Kenny Jackett believes that Sheyi Ojo can be as important as Bakary Sako was for his side after starting well at the club, reports the Shropshire Star.
Sako, who left the club this summer after his contract expired, was a hugely influential figure at Molineux in his three year stay with the club and many predicted that Wolves would struggle without him.
Jackett signed Ojo from Liverpool on a season-long loan deal and has impressed for Wolves since his arrival and the 53-year old believes that he has the talent to emulate the winger, now with Premier League side Crystal Palace.
“That is his aim. If he does that it means he will be doing well,” said Jackett when asked if Ojo can replace Sako. “I would be happy with that. It has to be his aim but he will be pleased with what he has done so far and happy with the game time he has got and the effect he has had.
“I think he has made an impact since he has been here. The early cup games he played in and then coming off the bench have been big features. He has also had starts against good sides, with the first two of those, Cardiff and Brighton, being pretty difficult. I am pleased he is here and can affect games.
“He is a natural wide-left player with good pace and I just feel he is going to continue to improve over the course of the season. He will wants to be in a position where he is starting on a regular basis. He has seen plenty of game time so far and has deserved that.”
Ojo, a England under-19 international, has scored two goals in his 10 games for the club and has impressed Wolves fans in his short time at the club.
Wolves currently sit in 9th position in the Championship with 15 points from their opening 10 games and after a difficult start to the compaign, they are now unbeaten in four, winning two on the bounce.
Wolves fans…What do you make of Jackett’s comments? How does Ojo compare to Sako? Does he have the same impact as him? Let us know what you think in the comments below.