A HIGH Court judge overseeing a copyright dispute has examined the geometric features of a wolf head's motif on shirts worn by Wolverhampton Wanderers players.

Stourport pensioner Peter Davies has told Mr Justice Nugee that he created the design when he was a teenage schoolboy growing up in Wolverhampton.

Mr Davies, 71, has made a copyright complaint and wants damages.

Bosses at the Premier League club dispute his claim.

They said he has no original artwork, has waited too long to launch legal proceedings and want his claim dismissed.

Mr Justice Nugee is overseeing the High Court trial in London, due to end next week.

The judge on Friday looked at the geometric outline of the motif, and heard discussions about drawing techniques, as a lawyer representing Wolves questioned Mr Davies.

Mr Davies, who lives in Stourport, said he drew the wolf head logo in the early 1960s and entered it in a competition run by a Wolverhampton art gallery.

He said he composed sketches after a teacher asked him to demonstrate an understanding of Blaise Pascal's Hexagrammum Mysticum Theorem.

Mr Davies, a former building industry manager, said he recognised the drawing in 1979 when he noticed Wolves' new kit bore a wolf head logo.

Wolves bosses say the 1979 logo was devised by graphic designer Ian Jackson and "revamped" by designer Jonathan Russell in 2002.

They say there is no reason why either designer would have copied Mr Davies' "alleged design".