Last Updated: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:57
New signing Sam Ricketts is excited by Wolves' young talent and has promised to 'lead by example' after being made club captain.
The experienced defender joined the club on a two-year-deal on Thursday, after his contract was cancelled by Bolton Wanderers, and was quickly handed the captain's arm band by Kenny Jackett, who was previously his boss at Swansea.
The 31-year-old now wants to put everything he has learned to good use and help Wolves bounce back from last season's relegation.
Following spells at Oxford United and Telford, Jackett signed Ricketts at Swansea in 2004, when he helped the club win promotion in his first season and reach the league one play-offs in his second campaign.
After 103 appearances for the Swans, he moved to Hull City, helping them gain promotion to the Premier League in 2008 before signing for Bolton.
The Welsh international also has played for his country, gaining a total of 48 caps, and has experienced the highs and lows of football at all levels.
The veteran full-back, who made 114 appearances during a four-year spell at the Reebok Stadium, says he is keen to pass on his experience to what he describes as 'a pretty young squad'.
Ricketts said: "As a captain I will just try to lead by example - I've always tried to do the right things.
"Dropping down a division doesn't put me off at all, because of the size of the club. Wolves are not a club looking to stay in League One."
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