FLATTERY CAN GET ME ANY TIME – HELAN
JEREMY HELAN revealed it was Wolves’ repeated interest in signing him that convinced him to join on loan this week.
The Frenchman had not featured for parent club Sheffield Wednesday for more than a month when it was announced he had moved to Molineux for the rest of the season.
And the versatile 23-year-old, who initially joined the Owls on loan from Manchester City in 2012, admits Wolves manager Kenny Jackett played an important role in attracting him to the Midlands.
“When a club has shown interest in you in the past, and they still really like you, it gives you the confidence to perform,” said Helan.
“Wolves have shown faith in me, so as a player I’m going to give 100 per cent. That’s the absolute minimum I can do for the team.
“I knew Kenny Jackett wanted me and what his plans were for me, so it was an easy decision to come here.
“Being able to play leftback and left midfield helps a lot. Whatever position I play, I’ll give my best and that’s the only way to go about it.”
Helan has turned out 139 times for Wednesday, making him a proven performer at Championship level, and Jackett believes that experience will add immensely to his squad for the run-in.
“We’ve had problems in those positions through injuries,” said the boss. “He has good Championship experience and is ready to go. He’ll help with the balance of our team as a natural left-footer.
“Some pace down that side is something we’ve been looking for. He has experience in both positions, more probably in a wide left position.
“He has a lot of power and very good attributes for the league.
“I’m looking for him to be able to give us balance, pace and competitiveness down that side.”
MOVE: Jeremy Helan