Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has warned any potential suitors for winger Michael Kightly that they will be wasting their time.
Kightly signed a new contract during the summer in the hope that speculation that he was a target for Premiership clubs would end but his superb performance against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday will not have gone unnoticed.
The 22-year-old was a constant menace down the right wing and grabbed the first equaliser with a superb finish from Kevin Foley’s teasing cross.
Kightly will be key to Wanderers’ promotion hopes this season after missing most of the last campaign through injury but he appeared to be back to his best on the south coast.
McCarthy said the club would not be selling any of its promising young stars before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
“Kightly isn’t going anywhere because we have ambitions of our own,” McCarthy said. “None of the players are going anywhere.
“People ask if someone came in and made an offer, because players always find out if there has been an offer, would it turn his head? He has just signed a new contract and committed himself to the club, and there is no chance anyone will be allowed to leave the club because we want to do well. We can only do that with players like Kightly.
“He was superb but he was sat in the dressing room disappointed as hell because we haven’t won it, as was I.”