Kightly keen on Wolves start
Michael Kightly claims he is itching to get make his first Premier League start when Wolves travel to Everton.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 17/10/09 1:56pm
Michael Kightly claims he is itching to get make his first Premier League start when Wolves travel to Goodison Park as he looks to put the injury nightmare of the last seven months firmly behind him.
The Wolves winger was a reported £5million target of Saturday's opponents Everton during the winter transfer window last term before the 23-year-old's campaign was cut short by a broken metatarsal.
But now the Wanderers man is poised for his first start in the top-flight after a month of substitute appearances and the former Grays performer intends to show Toffees boss David Moyes what he is missing on Saturday.
"I am as good as I can be and hopefully I'll start," Kightly said in the Daily Star. It's going to take me at least five or six matches to get back to full tilt but I'm ready."
It seems Wolves boss Mick McCarthy will hand the tricky midfielder his chance this weekend.
He added: "Kightly has something different, a bit special if you like, which can open up defences.
"He is a very good footballer who can spot a pass and is full of confidence in his own ability.
"If he gives his all and has to come off after 45, 60 or 70 minutes, then fine."