Michael Kightly content to take his time

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Wolves winger Michael Kightly has backed manager Mick McCarthy's decision to leave him out of the 25-man squad named for the first half of the Premier League season.

The 24-year-old continues to be plagued by knee problems and has not featured for Wolves since November 2009, meaning that he has been overlooked by McCarthy for the time being.

However, Kightly would be more than happy to head out on loan once he gets closer to a return to full fitness following yet another setback in his recovery.

He told the club's official website:"Obviously any setback is disappointing, but it's something I've learned to cope with over the last year or so.

"This is a serious injury and one which is complex to deal with. But I'm staying positive and carrying on with the rehab without any pressure on when I need to be fit again.

"Once it was realised I wasn't going to be ready, it was always going to be the right decision not to be included in the 25.

"I am ready to give it as long as it takes, but obviously when I do get fit again it would be good to get out on loan if any clubs were interested.

"If that was to happen then by the time January comes around I could be ready to try and challenge for a place in the squad here."

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