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Monday 23 January 2012

Frimpong hails Kightly impact

Winger praised after scoring first Barclays Premier League goal

Wolves winger Michael Kightly has recently returned from a loan spell at Watford

Wolves on-loan midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has praised Michael Kightly after the winger claimed his first Barclays Premier League goal in the 3-2 defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Kightly's maiden League strike was a memorable one, as he collected Frimpong's pass on the right, cut inside and slotted home into the far corner with his left foot.

"Michael is a good player who has been unlucky with injuries," Frimpong told the official Wolves website. "I'm just so happy for him.

"He scored a great goal with his left foot and I was pleased with the assist. I saw him on the wing and found him and it was a great finish."

"We've still got a lot of games left and just have to go into the next one and keep fighting"
- Emmanuel Frimpong

Frimpong, who is on loan at Wolves from Arsenal until the end of the season, was taken to hospital after suffering an eye injury during the match at Molineux.

The 20-year-old was accidently struck by Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov's boot 10 minutes into the second half and is waiting on further assessment to find out the extent of the injury.

"I can't remember too much about it to be honest," added Frimpong. "I remember heading the ball and from what I heard I then got a kick in the face."

Frimpong also stated his belief that Wolves, currently second from bottom in the League table, can take plenty of positives from their performance against Villa.

"I thought the boys showed great character to come back from going a goal down so early on," he said. "For me we should have won the game and I don't know how we lost it.

"We've still got a lot of games left and just have to go into the next one and keep fighting.

"If we can get a couple of wins then we will start climbing the table."

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Key Points

  • Michael Kightly scores first Barclays Premier League against Villa
  • Frimpong delighted for Wolves team-mate
  • Midfielder still waiting on news about eye injury