Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to offer winger Matt Jarvis a new deal after his impressive return from injury to the Coca-Cola Championship’s high-flyers.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Molineux outfit from Gillingham in June, 2007, was initially offered a two-year contract with Wolves having the option of another year and now manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that is set to be extended.
Jarvis was out for three months after suffering a torn hamstring against Reading back in September but made a blistering return as a substitute, just unable to swing a draw Wolves’ way as they went down to a solitary goal at Queens Park Rangers on December 6.
His manager said: “We’re in negotiations with him. His option will be taken up that’s for sure.
“We’ll be sitting down to discuss it with him and his agent.”
Jarvis, a former Millwall and Gillingham midfielder, along with Michael Kightly, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Chris Iwelumo, has caught the eye of big name clubs all looking to poach Wolves’ pot full of young talent but McCarthy is convinced “Jarvo” is happy where he is.
He said: “If scouts are looking at him, then great – it means he’s playing well for me.
“Both he and Kights can play on either side, but we’ve got some good, versatile players.
“Jarvis is another one who loves it here. He wants to be in the first team and he’s like the rest of us – he wants to get to the Premier League.
“Players should want to stay here to win something and get this club somewhere by winning something. No-one should want to get there on the back of everyone else’s efforts.
“They should want us to get there as a team and play a part in us staying there in the Premier League.”
McCarthy added: “No-one wants to be jumping ship or getting out, but I can’t stop speculation or people asking me questions.
“We are all focused on wanting to get promoted and at the moment, these players are giving us a really good chance of achieving it.
“Anything less than them being 100 per cent focused is the one thing that will cock it up – nothing else.”