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Wolves announce Griffiths Deal

Wolves announce Griffiths Deal

Wolves are expecting to complete the signing of striker Leigh Griffiths from Dundee tomorrow.

The deal is rumoured to be worth around £150,000.

Personal terms have been agreed and Griffiths has completed a medical and has posed the obligatory photos with shirt, all that's left is to complete the paper work over the next few hours.

Wolves Official Website has also confirmed that Griffiths has been training with the squad for the past couple of weeks and McCarthy told WOW: 'We've had the chance to take a look at Leigh in training and he's certainly a good finisher,'

'It's clearly a big step up from the Scottish First Division to the Barclays Premier League, but Leigh has certainly got a good goalscoring record up there and still has plenty of potential to improve.'

However don't expect to see him playing alongside Doyle or Fletcher any time soon, this is certainly one of those McCarthy deals with a big eye on the future and the 20-year-old Scot is well aware of that: 'Of course I know I'm not walking straight into the team here.

'I've got to bulk myself up and work hard on the training field and then if I get my chance I've got to grab it with both hands.'

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Date:Wednesday January 26 2011
Time: 3:00PM


Yes, this does appear another good signing, but one that offers nothing towards our survival. If I were a skeptic, and I am, I would say we are preparing for life in the Championship. Mick is guaranteed a job next season even if we finish 20 points adrift of everyone else.
Ad Mant
26/01/2011 15:47:00
Indeed, Ad Mant......a good signing for the future....whether that future be in the Premiership or in the Championship, for the future one plans in the present. And the fact that Mick is guranteed a job next season is responsible thinking by both the other M's - it takes the pressure off Mick, who can then concentrate fully on the job without having to worry about the axe; that reassurance makes for a confident manager, the result of which,in turn, can only be stress-free players. Supporting the Wolves is supporting The M's.
26/01/2011 16:06:00
I can agree with you on this one, Ad Mant. Interesting follow-up point by lovesw too, though I veer towards the negative view rather than the positive one (again, like Ad Mant).
26/01/2011 19:14:00
I can agree with you on this one, Ad Mant. Interesting follow-up point by lovesw too, though I veer towards the negative view rather than the positive one (again, like Ad Mant).
26/01/2011 19:14:00
I agreed so much that I repeated it!
26/01/2011 19:15:00
I see both Southbank60 and Ad Mant are, on their own admission, somewhat negative. Now because it is quite evident that I am not negative at all, let it not be understood that I am positive on account of that. I am not saying Wolves are staying up. Not at all. I am neither positive nor negative - I am a realist. The possibility of relegation is there; that very same possibiliy was there last season; only after the Upton Park win did it become only a remote possibility - but back then, Pompey were near certs for relegation, and Hull and Burnley were dropping more points than Wolves were. This time it will be harder. It looks like as many as 40 points will be needed. Certainly I will be pleased if events prove me wrong. One thing looks clear, though: with no 4-6- point cushion from the drop zone to defend - indeed, Wolves find themselves IN the drop zone, and it is more than likely that they will still find themselves there after the Arsenal game - the lone-striker formation, aiming for a point per match to 'defend the cushion', will not be reverted to. It cannot be reverted to. And that is a great relief.
26/01/2011 20:48:00
All points well raised from different perspectives, equally respected- just the way we like it. I'm chuffed they are still aiming for the young talented players; negatively, I said to my Dad after the signing, if we went to Dundee and said we wanted to play Saturday we would probably get a game, and I'd fancy a goal or two- but to be fair to the kid he can only play against what he is up against and his ratio this season- 10 in 20, is reflected in his career stats so far, 53 in 108 I think I read, and whilst Premiership defenders are a world away from anything in Scotland the goal posts are the same size and this kid knows where they are. It's a dream move for him, and just imagine how much he will learn on a daily basis in training from the likes of Doyle and so on. The doomsday club are already slagging him off based of the size of the fee, most likely unaware we have got him so cheap because the deal was cut with administrators. Speaking of youth, the club sensibly played things down when Zeli Ismail signed his professional contract saying it was a mere beginning and he had a very long way to go to before he gets a sniff of the first time- this week he made his first start for the reserves. You bring a fresh angle W, keep em coming. In closing, glad to see we can all appreciate this signing is another piece of astute business by the club.
New York City Wolf
27/01/2011 14:39:00
I am no one to comment - much less judge - on whether Griffiths, and Hammill, for that matter, have what it takes to make them established Premiership players; or, to be utterly realistic, established Championship players. I trust those in charge of youth policy and player assessment at Wolves know much more about it than I or than anyone on here. What I am all for is this Club policy of 'one for the future' - it shows there is vision, a plan is in place for that vision, and that plan is being carried through.
27/01/2011 17:32:00
That's true ... but in the meantime where are the signings which will keep us in the PL this year? One could argue - and some of us have - that the purchase of 'future prospects' alone could be construed as an admission of defeat. Of course, Jez could still spring a surprise on us.
27/01/2011 19:08:00
I get the point.........actually, both points. The first has been aired by quite a few here and elsewhere: the signings that will keep Wolves up. Mick has stated on several occasions that he is confident of staying up with the squad he has. Now, either he is being totally sincere in this, and as far as I have read, he is known to be very sincere and straightforward, in which case, if Wolves are relegated, it can be put down to a gross error of judgement on his part, or he isn't being sincere, and if so,- point 2 - as you say, the purchase of future prospects is an admission of defeat, the defeat being the realization, from experience now, that the Club does not possess the financial structure and muscle to compete with the big boys, at least not as yet (spending 30-40 million on two quality defenders, for instance), then yes, it will amount to an admission of defeat in this sense, and in this sense alone. For one will have to be sincere with oneself to come to see this. It is success in facing and admitting to the reality. If the goal be unattainable now, the next best that can be done is to do all that is possible to relaize the goal in the future. Clubs have gone into administration on account of 'playing' beyond their means, of playing blind to the financial realities of the club. If the Championship it is to be, then so be it. Rather a healthy - and, hopefully,short! - life in the Championship than 'doing a Portsmouth'
27/01/2011 21:45:00
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