GRIFFITHS TO LEAD WOLVES CHARGE
WOLVES striker Leigh Griffith has vowed he can cope with the pressure on his shoulders at Molineux.
A lot is expected of Griffiths after his 28 goal haul while on-loan at Hibernian last term.
He joined Wolves from Dundee for £150,000 in January 2011 but has spent virtually all of the last two seasons at Hibernian.
With Wolves now in League One, Griffiths will be expected to spearhead their promotion push and he can’t wait.
He said: “I've been off on loan for the last couple of seasons and feel I’ve done well, especially last season scoring nearly 30 goals.
“From my own point of view I don’t think I could have done much more and that form was rewarded by the Scotland call-up in the summer.
“It’s a new chapter for me now and one I am looking forward to. I want to work hard and get into the team.
“There is always expectation in football and there was an expectation on me at Hibs to score goals. Everyone knows I will always be very close to Hibs. I supported them as a boy and I will still try and get back there whenever I can to watch games.
“But now my focus is on Wolves and hopefully I can get in the team and show people there what I can do.
“I know it’s been a difficult couple of years and the league tables show that it’s just not happened for Wolves. You only get relegated if you don’t play well enough over a season.
“But everyone at the club will be giving it a fresh push and we will all have to take the responsibility for what is needed. Hopefully we can get off to a good start and go on a good run and see where it takes us.”
Griffiths is already highlyrated by new Wolves manager Kenny Jackett and he added: “The gaffer gave me a call just as I was boarding the plane with Scotland at Glasgow Airport for the Croatia game.
“He said he was looking forward to me coming back and I was delighted to hear that. I’ve not had the breaks at Wolves which maybe I could have had previously but I’m looking forward to the challenge now.”