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Ebanks-Blake - The team player

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has already matched his goal tally from Wolves debut season in the Premier League.

Goals against Everton and Newcastle have helped boost Ebanks-Blake's moral and may well have come just in time to save his Wolves career.

With the signing of 6.5million Kevin Doyle 12 months ago, SEB dropped down the pecking order and had a dismal season.

Then this summer we splash out another 7million on Steven Fletcher.

Some were ready to write off Sylvan, but following a good pre-season and injuries to both Doyle and Fletcher, Ebanks-Blake has had a second chance at the Premier League and the 24-year-old has grabbed it with both hands.

But its his workrate rather than goals which has pleased him the most.

"Dropping back and helping out the defence can be pretty tiring but it`s the minimum requirement, especially at this level.' Sylvan Ebanks-Blake told the Express & Star.

He continued: "I knew I had to add to my game if I wanted to play and stay in the team.

"You just have to learn to do the unselfish things. Hopefully that will make me a better player.

"The gaffer has made me aware of that and I like to think I`ve grown.

Vital Wolves Comment: While being more than a goalscorer will help SEB keep hold of his spot in the side, make no mistake if the goals begin to dry up he will soon be on the sidelines again.

Fingers crossed that this season will be Ebanks-Blake time to shine.

Be less selfish with your workrate, but do not lose that selfish steak in front of goal. That is what got you 50 goals between 2007 and 2009 in the Championship!

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 1 2010

Time: 10:20AM

Your Comments

I know he's scored but he does little else. A tap in against Everton can't really be applauded because he did nothing all game. Doyle is clearly the main man!
Vanilla Ice
Shame Kightly wont be a team player , Out the 25 man Squad !!
ODDJOB79
i used to play agianst him before he went professional, in the cambridge leagues. good little player. more predatory than prolific but he'll deff bag you lot a few. good luck this season and please dont take 6 bloody points off us again this year ;-)
cb25Yid
Hahaha Yid i doubt the Double over you lot will happen again , I dont think it was luck last year , More a fact your lot didn't play aswell as you can , I would be chuffed with 2 draws let alone 2 wins hahaha , VANILLA ICE , Yeah like Saha and Beckford are firing on all Cylinders for you lot !!!
ODDJOB79
Whats this about Kightly??
Crete Wolf
after last year i think i'd take 2 draws aswell mate ;-)
cb25Yid
Kightly was not named in the 25 man squad Crete. Bad news but if he does get fit he can still go out on loan and then take his place in the 25 in January- which does not sound like a terrible scenario.
New York City Wolf
I wrote SEB off last season, hop he keeps proving me wrong. I have a feeling Kights will never recover full fitness.....
OLDGOLD
I wrote SEB off last season, hop he keeps proving me wrong. I have a feeling Kights will never recover full fitness.....
OLDGOLD
Thats the rumour i heard , Its now his thigh apparently , Lets hope hes not another Hargreaves ( Kightly that is )
ODDJOB79
 

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