Date: 19th May 2016 at 7:19pm
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Head coach Kenny Jackett has again been speaking about how he’d like to address the imbalance in the Wolverhampton Wanderers squad ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

With pre season plans starting to take shape, Jackett was again speaking to the Official Website about his hopes for transfer dealings to improve the squad, the balance and our consistency in the Championship after last season.

‘It`s bad luck and bad planning, a bit of both. Some of that has been things we should have seen, some things that we couldn`t have done anything about. I feel we need to address the imbalance in the squad. We need to address that during the summer and that`s very important for us.’

Jackett went on to say part of the process was in acknowledging what they got wrong at this time last year, and make sure we didn’t repeat those mistakes.

‘We have to take responsibility and say we should have read things, maybe some faith in some young players that hasn`t quite materialised as well, in terms of them being ready. That`s not to say they won`t be ready in the future. Going away on pre-season tour last year, if I`m looking at the names that went on that tour, was that realistic for us to get into the top six of the Championship? No. There were injuries at that time and some unsettled situations last summer. We have to make sure that over the summer we get a very strong squad, a well balanced squad and a realistic squad for the division. We have to keep them fit through pre-season and as battle-hardened and as ready as we can, and then be mindful that we won`t have the emergency window next season.’

Jackett also said he was hopeful that Nouha Dicko would be back as a boost going into next season with the striker missing out basically on all of last campaign with his cruciate knee ligament injury he sustained against Charlton last August.

Giving an update on the 24 year old’s progress, he said he was doing well.

‘It will be great to get Dicko back, although I don`t want to put too much pressure on him from that start. Similarly, he`s talking very positively and he wants to be ready. He wants to be training from day one of pre-season and ready for the games. If he`s looking like that, it`ll be very interesting to see how he can produce the goods in pre-season and how he looks.’

With Dicko out injured, and Benik Afobe wanting out and finally going, Jackett admits that was one of the errors as we didn’t give ourselves enough depth up front given the type of players they both were.

‘From my point of view it is then how we build a team around him, get a compliment, get the power around him, service from the wide areas and midfield, that can put him in a position to get the goals.’

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