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Jackett happy with Clarke

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has expressed his delight over Leon Clarke's pre-season form.

Striker Clarke is currently in his second spell with the club after joining in January, but struggled to gain a foothold in the first team due to injuries and Wolves' remarkable run which included 17 wins from 21 games.

However, five goals in four appearances this summer has caught the attention of Jackett, who spoke of the importance of having a regular scorer in the Sky Bet Championship.

"Leon scored another goal against Peterborough and had other chances, which is good for a forward," he told the official website. "We want strikers to score goals at any time but especially in competitive fixtures, you want your forwards to get off the mark.

"Leon runs, he works hard and he trains hard and he always has done that. He did last season as well so he's not shy of work.

"But at the end of the season the game time was limited.

"That left him mainly as a substitute but it's a fresh season now and fresh start and he'll be trying to get one of those places."