VAN SAYS HIS FIRST GOAL WILL BE SPARK

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

IT HAS been a topsy-turvy sea­son for Ra­jiv Van La Parra, but the Dutch­man is back at Wolves, lead­ing the line and ready to start chip­ping in with some goals.

Van La Parra fell out of favour at Mo­lineux early in the sea­son and came close to join­ing both Leeds and Bolton on per­ma­nent deals.

Even­tu­ally, he ended up on loan at Brighton, but the 24-year-old is back in the Mid­lands and in Kenny Jack­ett’s start­ing line-up.

Tra­di­tion­ally a winger by trade, he has been asked to fill the gap up front va­cated by Bournemouth-bound Benik Afobe.

Van La Parra be­lieves all he needs is one goal for the flood­gates to open and Wolves fans to wel­come him back with open arms.

“If you play games and you’re not scor­ing goals, you have to keep calm and not think too much about the chances you miss,” he said. “Be­cause ev­ery­one misses chances.

“The gaffer likes a player with pace up front and I’m happy I can be that player. He was happy with my per­for­mance and that’s im­por­tant for me.”

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