Watford to extend Kightly loan

Premier League winger drops down a division to regain his fitness

Michael Kightly: Wolves winger battling his way back to full fitness at Watford

Watford manager Sean Dyche is confident he will be able to extend the one-month loan of Wolves winger Michael Kightly.

The 25-year-old was farmed out to the Championship side to regain his fitness having returned to Mick McCarthy's team towards the tail end of last term after 16 months out injured.

However, the former England Under 21 international has failed to shake off his injury jinx at Vicarage Road and has only been available for just 140 minutes of action from a possible six games.

Since the move was designed to get Kightly more game time, both clubs seem happy for the player to stay with the Hornets once his present loan expires after the Portsmouth game on Sunday.

Dyche told the Watford Observer: "We are talking to Wolves as we speak.

"He really likes it here and is enjoying his time here and obviously he wants to play more because that is what he came here to do.

"I have spoken to Mick (McCarthy, Wolves manager) and he is happy with what we are doing here so we are trying to extend the loan."