Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Michael Kightly has suffered another injury blow which will keep him out of tonight's Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Molinuex.

The 22-year-old has suffered another reaction to his on-going ankle problem during training on Sunday morning.

Kightly, who damaged the ankle during the 0-0 derby draw at West Bromwich Albion two months ago, had looked ready to make a full return after having an injection in the ankle and he came on as a late substitute during the impressive 4-1 FA Cup victory at Watford on Saturday.

However, Wolves will now wait for the injury to settle down before assessing the full extent of this setback.

Manager Mick McCarthy has no other fresh injury concerns as his side bid to record their third consecutive victory after away day success at Scunthorpe and Vicarage Road.

After struggling for goals all season, Wolves will be looking to add to the six they have scored in the last two games and Stephen Elliott believes the side are about to cut loose on the goals trail.

Wolves have only scored 26 goals in the Championship this season, the same amount as they have conceded, and their lack of a killer instinct was beginning to frustrate the fans, who had vented their feelings at several players, including Elliott, who added to a brace from fellow striker Andy Keogh and a Jay Bothroyd strike at Watford.

"It's good when the team is playing well and you're winning games, that always makes it more enjoyable," he said.

"It was nice to get a goal as well and hopefully there are a few more to come. It is the same for Andy and Jay as well, all of us getting on the score sheet gives us a confidence boost all round.

"We've got Sylvan Ebanks-Blake as well and if we can all score some goals I'm sure it will give the manager a good problem in terms of who to pick.

"We produced a really good performance at Watford and set the benchmark for the rest of the season.

"Getting a good start in games has been mentioned by the manager and we need to score goals to do what we want to do in this division.

"We've been trying to do that all season and it's not quite been happening but hopefully this will kick-start us now."

In recent weeks Elliott has been moved from his usual central striking position to the right wing, where his industrious performances have caught the eye.

Elliott, who began his career at Manchester City before signing for Mick McCarthy when he was manager of Sunderland in 2004, said he was quite happy just to be included in the side.

"I don't mind playing on the right," he said. "I've played there before and I'd rather play there then not be in the team at all. "The manager's given me a chance out there and I'm glad to take it. I've played there before at Sunderland so I'm used to the position."

McCarthy said Elliott's hard work was appreciated by all the squad and staff at Wolves.

"It is not his favourite position, he prefers it up front, but I know he would rather play there than not be in the team.

"I think he has been excellent over the last couple of games," McCarthy said. "He took his goal really well on Saturday.

"I don't think his work up front was appreciated in some quarters, when he was closing full backs down and running into channels, because he wasn't scoring.

"On the inside, players who do that are appreciated and respected. He must be a pain to play against because he can be a pest, chasing and tracking back.

"One of the things we do love about him here is that he does put a good shift in."

McCarthy faces a tough selection decision as £1.5 million signing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and fellow new arrival Dave Edwards are available after missing the Watford game because they were cup tied.

Both scored at Scunthorpe but may face a challenge to get back into the side after the impressive performances of Jay Bothroyd and Darren Potter at Watford.

McCarthy said: "I didn't have to be brave to change the side after the Scunthorpe game because it was forced upon me but against Wednesday I will pick the team I think is right for the day."