Hoddle's King revelation
By Jo Carter
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolves boss Glenn Hoddle admits he was interested in signing Marlon King.
In view of their home tie with Watford on Friday, Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle has praised Hornets boss Adrian Boothroyd's achievements at Vicarage Road this season.
The former England manager also admitted that he looked at signing Hornets striker Marlon King, who has scored 20 league goals this campaign.
"Boothroyd's done a fantastic job, he really has," Hoddle told Sky Sports News.
"He sticks to the way he wants to play, and he's been quite fortunate with injuries, they've not had too many injuries and that's worked out well for them.
"He's got good players. I think King is an excellent player, somebody we were interested in. [Ashley] Young is an exciting prospect for them and [Darius] Henderson does well.
"They've got a nice blend of experience and youth and they've deserved getting into the play-offs this year."
Hoddle still believes that his side have an outside chance of making the play-offs.
Wolves lie in seventh place in The Championship, ten points off Preston and Crystal Palace who occupy the final two play-off spots.
"Mathematically it's still possible, so whilst something's possible you still dream about it, but it is a very slim chance, we understand that.
"Without a doubt, we've got to go in and win all four of our remaining games, one of them being Preston and they've got to lose the rest, so it's a very slim chance, but it is still there.
"We've got to look at it that if we win the next two, and they lose the next two, who knows, then going into the game it's a different scenario.
"But overall, with four games to go, it's going to be very difficult."
Meanwhile, Wolves have recalled Keith Lowe from his loan spell at Swansea City.
With injury concerns for the two games over the Easter weekend, the Wolves manager was left with little option but to call upon Lowe for defensive cover.
"We have illness problems with Mark Davies and Jody Craddock and Jody's wife gave birth overnight which is good news although he was up all night," Hoddle said in his pre-match press conference.
"Denes Rosa, Darren Anderton and Jackie McNamara are all unfit and with Mark Clyde still out, and Gabor Gyepes having suffered a long term injury, it has left us a bit short."
Wolves host Watford on Friday evening at Molineux, live on Sky Sports 1.