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Wolves coach Collins shares first impressions of new-boy Griffiths

Wolves did not make any high-profile signings on transfer deadline day, but there was one new face through the door.

Midfielder Harvey Griffiths came in from Manchester City for £350,000 and he has already played his first game in Wolves colours.

He went straight into the squad for last night’s Papa John’s Trophy clash with Wigan last night.

Wolves earned a 0-0 draw, before clinching an extra point by winning the penalty shootout.

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Under 23s boss James Collins was asked for his first impressions of Griffiths by club media after the game and was effusive in his praise.

“What a tough way to come in – he hasn’t trained with us yet,” he said.

“My first impressions are what a terrific kid he is, really humble. Even little things like yesterday, I said, ‘Come and see me in my office, do you know where it is’ and he said, ‘I’ll find it’ – those little things.

“He’s got something about him. He’s obviously a terrific footballer which we need, people like Luke Cundle respond to having good players around him, getting more of those types will help – we’ll play some good football.”

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Wolves do need more improvements in the first team but there has been some promising business in the academy.

Griffiths is one of three summer arrivals from Manchester City, Scott Sellars’ former club.

Collins has already been impressed and hopefully he’ll continue making an impression as the season progresses.

Last night, he came on at half-time and soon he’ll hope to start games and show why Wolves bought him.