Kuszczak planning to help Wolves promotion bid

Tomasz Kuszczak has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a short-term deal, and hopes to play his part in returning them to the Premier League.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper has joined the Molineux club on a contract until January, during which time he will provide competition for Carl Ikeme. Kuszczak has been without a club since leaving Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer, and he is delighted to be offered the chance to link up with a club which he feels belongs in the top-flight of English football.

“I’m very pleased, I think it’s a big club. Definitely a club that deserves to be in the Premier League and I want to be a part of this,” he told the club’s official site. “I’ve been training with several clubs and waiting for the right call. Wolves came and decided to sign a contract here and I’m glad about that. I am a part of the Wolves family now and I’m going to give everything to help them.”

Wolves, who won the League One title last season, have made an impressive start to the campaign. A goalless draw with Birmingham City at the weekend means they have now collected 27 points, a tally which sees them just two points adrift of leaders Watford. Kenny Jackett’s side are back in action on Tuesday night, when they take on Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

It would be some achievement if Wolves are able to secure a second successive promotion to reach the Premier League, a division they last played in during the 2011-12 campaign when they finished bottom after winning just five matches. Midfielder Dave Edwards, though, believes they are capable of going up, and admits this is a challenge they were set by Jackett for this season.

“When the manager came in it was a case of this time next year we want to be getting promoted to the Premier League,” said the 28-year-old. “That’s what our aim is and that’s what he said again at the start of this season. Everyone in the dressing room believes we can do it. There is not one team we fear or think are better than us. We should be one of the favourites.”

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