Wigan Athletic have now confirmed the signing of Michael Jacobs from Wolves.
We reached out to the Wolves Fancast (@WWFCFanCast) for a Wolverhampton based view on Jacobs.
Jacobs was influential for Wolves when we were in League 1. Initially playing on the wing, he truly excelled when given a central attacking role. His close control and shimmies were delightful to watch.
I, along with many fans were hoping to see him push on last season in the Championship, but sadly wasn’t the case. He struggled to break into the first team and when he was given the opportunity, he didn’t particularly set the world alight.
From my point of view, it looks like Jackett felt like Jacobs wasn’t quite ready for the step up to the Championship just yet, so a move to Wigan is a good move for himself, just a shame he isn’t going to continue his development at Wolves.
We had previously contacted the Blackpool fan site AVFTT http://fansonline.net/blackpool/ about his loan spell there:
There were very few positives about Lee Clark’s time in charge at Blackpool but there were two loan signings which he brought in who caught the eye. One was Gary Madine who ended up signing for Bolton over the summer and the other was Michael Jacobs from Wolves.
When he joined the Seasiders practically everything about the side was a mess but the return to form of Jamie O’Hara alongside Andre Orlandi and Jose Cubero gave the side some much needed shape and ability. The addition of Jacobs complemented that and he looked a class above most players who visited Bloomfield Road.
Surprised in many ways that Wolves have let him go. He has pace, accuracy, a powerful shot on him and really looks the business. Looks like our loss is Wigan’s gain.