The former Grays player was laid low with ankle and knee problems
for the majority of the campaign. But Kightly is now approaching
full fitness ahead of Saturday’s Premier League opener with Stoke.
Mick McCarthy said: “Kightly is doing very well. He’ll start
stepping into training with the lads this week. “He will do a
couple of sessions with the football for 30 minutes. “He will be
like a new player for us, because we hardly used him at all last
year.” McCarthy is continuing to monitor the fitness of striker
Kevin Doyle who is currently with the Republic of Ireland ahead of
Wednesday’s friendly international with Argentina. Doyle missed the
weekend friendly clash against Athletic Bilbao after suffering a
kick to his calf against Hearts four days earlier. Wolves record
signing top-scored with nine goals last season. Defender Ronald
Zubar is already doubtful for the Stoke clash with a groin injury.