FLAT­TERY CAN GET ME ANY TIME – HE­LAN

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Pippa Field

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

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