Wolves winger Kightly out for the season

Wolves’ star winger Michael Kightly is out for the remainder of the season after damaging a metatarsal in his left foot.

Kightly, 23, was injured in a friendly against Shrewsbury this week. Tests confirmed that he will miss the six remaining games of the season.

“If everything goes as well as we hope and we end up getting promoted, I’ll have missed out on all the excitement and the celebrating – I don’t think I’ll feel part of it,” a devastated Kightly told the club’s official website.

Plucked from non-league by Wolves manager Mick McCarthy, Kightly figures prominently in the list of the Best 50 Players in the Football League which features in the latest issue of FourFourTwo, out now.

In the magazine he outlines Wolves’s recipe for success has been this season: attack. “Fortunately we play a very attack-minded style of football and I think that’s why we have done so well. We have natural width with players like Matt Jarvis and myself and if someone scores two goals we are always confident we can get three.”

Wolves currently top the Championship, five points clear of Birmingham City.

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