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Michael Kightly set for Wolves return

Wolves' Michael Kightly receives treatment
Kightly was injured against Birmingham in November 2009.

Wolves winger Michael Kightly is set to return to training next week after 15 months out with knee problems that have required two operations.

The 25-year-old has not played for Wolves since November 2009 and manager Mick McCarthy said he could be sent out on loan to recover his fitness.

"It's been a long time and it will be a massive boost to him," said McCarthy.

"If he has to go out for a month so be it, then maybe come back for six or seven games for us but we will see."

Wolves signed Kightly on a permanent deal from non-League Grays Athletic in January 2007 after a loan spell at Molineux and was one of the stand-out players in their promotion campaign of 2008-09.

But last season he managed only 10 appearances before being sidelined initially by an ankle problem and then a string of knee injuries.

His last appearance for Wolves was their 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Birmingham on 29 November 2009.

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