Michael Kightly adamant that Wolves can beat the drop despite Aston Villa defeat

Winger had become a forgotten man at Molineux after two years plagued by injury problems, but an outstanding first 45 minutes on Saturday shows he's ready for relegation dogfight
Wolves winger Michael Kightly is adamant the squad have enough quality to win their relegation battle, despite having dropped into the bottom three for the first time this season the 3-2 home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday.

Mick McCarthy's side are currently without a win in eight Premier League matches, a run during which they have collected only four points, albeit with impressive performances away to both Arsenal and Tottenham which resulted in draws.

Kightly, who has only recently made his return to the Wolves first-team after a wretched two years dogged by injury, reckons Wolves have enough about them to stay in the top-flight for a fourth successive season.

Speaking to Wolves' official website, Kightly said: "I don't think dropping into the bottom three for the first time will affect us psycologically; We've been fighting for months now to stay in the division.

"I don't think the fact we've just dropped into the bottom three makes too much difference.

"We knew before Saturday's game that we were in a dogfight and we're ready for it. We're not going to lie down and, if we go down, we'll be fighting.

"But I'm sure we have enough in that dressing room to stay in this league. I think we showed we're ready for the challenge. It's time for us all to roll up our sleeves, dig in and fight together to stay in this division."

Kightly scored Wolves' first goal in the defeat to Villa, and was named their man of the match in an excellent performance, and after his lengthy injury problems, he is looking forward to proving himself in the top-flight.

"I've had a tough two years and that goal was worth every minute of it" continued Kightly.

"Hopefully I showed the Wolves fans that Michael Kightly is back and ready to show people I'm a Premier League player."