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Jackett and his Wolves ready to cope with favourites tag
12:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014 in STFC News
WOLVES boss Kenny Jackett believes his side are ready to cope with a Swindon side primed to gun down the league leaders.
The men from Molineux are searching for a club record ninth straight win this evening, with their run of success taking them to the top of League One in recent weeks.
Jackett expects Swindon, along with any side Wolves face in the coming weeks, to find new levels of motivation when they face the table toppers but insisted his side will cope with the pressure their lofty position brings.
“That’s where we are in this division and it’s not something we should be frightened of but we should be aware of it, realise there will be a high level of motivation from the Swindon players and do our best to overcome it,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to the game, as we should be with our position in the league and the opportunity we have.
“But in no way do we underestimate the size of the task.
“We take confidence out of what we’ve done but we won’t take anything else – there won’t be any complacency.
“We’ll know that anything we get at Swindon, we’ll have to earn and work very hard for."
Wolves came out 3-2 winners when the two sides met in the Black Country earlier in the season, although Swindon came away with most of the plaudits following a terrific performance which impressed Jackett.
“Yes, it was a cracking game – we won 3-2 but both teams had many more chances than goals they scored,” the Wolves boss said.
“It was a situation where we went flat out and we just scored more than them.
“There were lots of chances at both ends in what was an excellent game.
“Ryan Mason had seven shots that day which is a very high total for one individual.
“They play good football and have some very good midfield players in particular.
“Similar to Port Vale and Walsall, they’ll be trying hard for that sprint finish to get themselves into that sixth spot.
“I think they will be thinking that above that is too far for them but they will still be thinking of the play-offs and a good run now can get them into the play-offs.”
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