The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

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.”

Leigh Grif­fiths

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