Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Michael Kightly has declared himself fit for Saturday’s visit of Coventry City to Molineux.
The 22-year-old winger has returned to full training after picking up a hamstring strain during the 3-0 defeat to Reading and said he is raring to go once more and help kick-start Wolves after back-to-back defeats.
“The recovery’s gone well and it’s feeling really good to be fair,” he said. “To be honest if we’d had a midweek game this week I think I’d have been available.
“I just tweaked the hamstring and coming off when I did has probably done me the world of good. There was even a very slight chance I might have been ready for the Swansea City game.
“I came in on the Friday and felt really good so I did a bit of work outside. As it turned out I just wasn’t quite there and there was no point risking it for just one game.
“It’s good to be back in training and now it’s just a question of getting myself fit and ready for Saturday.”
Kightly believes the absence of Jarvis will be a blow, although manager Mick McCarthy has moved quickly to bring in winger Carlos Edwards on loan from Sunderland as a replacement, and Kightly has been impressed with what he has seen so far from the former Luton Town star.
“Jarvo had started the season as well as anyone so to be without him is a massive blow,” Kightly said. “I feel for him but we’ve got a strong squad to try to cope with injuries and the gaffer has brought in a good player in Carlos Edwards.
“If we are to swap wings I’ve played on the left many times so if I’m in there again that’s no problem. I think we can both play there and if there is chopping and changing during a game then that’s fine.”
Kightly is relishing the visit of the Sky Blues and the prospect of Wolves bouncing back to form after their seven-game winning streak came to an end.
“If someone had said we’d have won seven and drawn one of our first 10 games we’d have taken that,” Kightly says. “And if we could do that again over the next 10 games of course we’d take it again.
“Obviously it’s not easy as that and we’ve lost two games in a row but that can happen in this league. We’ve just got to look towards Saturday to try to turn it around and maybe start another run again if we can.
“We’d love to get back on song again and that’s definitely the aim but Coventry will be a very tough game.
“They’re a good side with a great manager who has got them ticking already. It’s going to be a tough game but we just want to get back to playing as we have been doing during the start of the season.”