Kightly knee surgery a success

Kightly has been sidelined for 11 months since initially suffering

an ankle setback and then encountering patella tendon problems. He

was not included in Wolves’ 25-man squad named at the start of the

season and has three months to convince McCarthy he should be

included for the second part of the campaign. McCarthy said:

“Kights has had his operation and is very positive about it. “It

was on one of his knees and he goes back to see the surgeon in six

weeks’ time. “He’s only had keyhole surgery which is not as

intrusive. He’s not out for the season, not at all, but he’ll have

to be fit for January 31 to get into the squad for us.” McCarthy

added: “There’s always the opportunity to go on loan somewhere else

after that but I want him playing for me because he’s a very good

player.” Kightly’s last appearance was against Birmingham at

Molineux in November 2009.