The Adam Hammill signing: Back-up or first eleven?
Adam Hammill – 23-year-old winger from Barnsley – today put pen to paper and signed for Wolves. But will he play a major role as a starter this season or only act as a back-up to the wingers we already got and maybe play a bigger role next season?
Eight goals are an impressive figure for a midfielder in the Championship. And he is schooled at the Pool academy, so he has the ground skills to become a very good player, I’m sure.
As he costed Wolves only 500k to sign he is definitely worth to get and I have seen him play and he looks a decent player to me – but not as good as the wingers we already have in the club in my opinion (watch video-clip below). And you will never know without actually ‘doing’ if a player is ready to take the step up from the Championship to the Premier League level.
At this stage I have two questions that I would like to ask the management of Wolves in this matter;
* Does this signing mean that you judge that Kightly will not be ready to play in reasonable time in this season?
* Does this mean that Jarvo will be sold now or at end of season?
I am very worried about the answers I would get to these questions. Because if both Kightly and Jarvis will be available to the club this season I see very little need to sign Hammill and very slim chances for him to get any playing time. And he has stated that he will choose a club where he have a chance to get just that.
Let’s hope my suspicions of the reasons for Wolves to sign Hammill are wrong – and that we signed him because he was on the market and it was a good deal – and that all our wingers will be ready to compete for the places in the starting eleven – including Adam Hammill – who I of course welcome very much to the team!