Blackpool, the Championships basement team, have added to their ranks with Wolves’ 23-year old winger Michael Jacobs on a season-long loan, albeit it with a recall option inserted should Wolves require his services after the initial 28 days of the loan have elapsed. Jacobs has struggled this season for any meaningful game time at Molineux, featuring in only 11 Championship games (335 minutes) and mainly as a substitute. His last appearance in the first XI was over three months ago in the 2-1 home defeat suffered at the hands of Bournemouth.
Jacobs, an accurate short-passing winger, will be hoping that the move will reinvigorate his Wolves career where he has found himself unable to dislodge players such as Bakary Sako, Rajiv van La Parra and James Henry on the flanks. In letting him out on loan, Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has reiterated that his isn’t the death-knell on his career in the Midlands saying, “He’s not out of contract in the summer so we will watch and see how he does and keep our options open in terms of his long-term future.”
In his time at Wolves (42 appearances), Jacobs has scored a total of 8 goals and provided 3 assists. However, Blackpool will be hoping that Jacobs can replicate the form he showed for Northampton Town in the 2010/11 season where he scored 8 goals and provided 11 assists across all competitions.