Kightly seals new deal
Michael Kightly has agreed a one-year extension to his contract at Wolves.
Last Updated: 18/07/11 12:33pm
Wolves winger Michael Kightly has agreed a one-year extension to his contract at Molineux.
The deal will keep the 25-year-old at the Black County outfit until 2013.
Kightly made an instant impact at Molineux when he joined, initially on loan, from non-league side Grays Athletic in 2006.
However, the former England U21 winger has had a number of injury problems in the past few years that have restricted him to just 14 appearances in two seasons.
The worst of his injury woes appear to be behind him though and Kightly returned to pre-season training determined to prove his fitness ahead of the new campaign.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has rewarded Kightly with a new deal, with the chance to sign an even longer contract should he prove his fitness.
"It is nice that the club came to me and asked me to sign another year," Kightly told the club's official website.
"I understand after the last couple of years I've had I wouldn't be offered another long term contract.
"At the same time I'm not the sort of person who would want to walk away on a free as some other players might do.
"Hopefully I can now get back out and prove my fitness and prove myself again as the same player I was two years ago.
"If that happens then there may well be the chance to commit my future to the club further and I'd be delighted to do that."