Wolverhampton Wanderers going to the weekend’s match against Leeds United aiming for top spot in the Championship. The club had a great start to the season, but the last few weeks has been very difficult for the club.
Wolverhampton Wanderers had to settle with a draw in their Championship League match against Charlton Athletic in a game that ended with a final scoreboard of 1-1.
This is the 2nd consecutive draw that Wolverhampton has sustained in their journey of making it through the Championship League and snatch a spot in the top tier Premier League.
The opening goal of the match was scored by Charlton Athletic’s Andre Amougou as he scored at the 25th minute but a 2nd half goal from Danny Batth rescued 1 point for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Rangers might have got better of Falkirk the other day, but, their boss Ally McCoist reckons that they are still not playing the way they should and they need to lift their game.
The Rangers didn’t have a good start in the Championships as they had lost 1-2 to Heart of Midlothian playing in Glasgow on 10th. There was pressure on them after that defeat and they responded in the best possible way by securing 3 points in the very next game i.e. against Falkirk.
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has stated that the club are not desperate for new players and that he is quite relaxed about the club’s transfer activity so far. Wolves returned to the Championship in the first instance and they will be looking to get back into the Premier League the same way.
Last season, there was a lot of negativity surrounding the club after relegation to League One. Now, it is the opposite as Wolves are being considered as potential challengers for the promotion spots. Jackett, though, is staying realistic and he has stated that the club will be going through each option carefully.
Wolves have been involved in negotiations with Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire for the last few weeks.
However, they are looking unlikely to get their transfer targets since the player has ambitions of playing in the Premier League. Despite this setback, Jackett says that the club have several alternatives lined up and they will be looking to pursue them instead. Wolves have so far made two offers for the 21-year-old defender, but it now looks like Hull city will be the club signing him from Sheffield.
Jackett says that Wolves are reasonably strong across the pitch and they do not need to be desperate in the transfer market. “I don’t think we are in a desperate need for any particular position - I think the players are in a good place. They have come back and fell into a similar type of groove that they left in. The (toe) injury to Tommy Rowe is a disappointment because he had made a bright start to pre-season but looking at the timing I don’t think it will take him too long to get up to speed, so with luck he won’t miss much of the season,” said the manager.
Kenny Jackett’s record breaking campaign with Wolverhampton Wanderers has seen the English manager winning the Manager of the month award on 3 occasions but more importantly was the fact that the club cruised to the top of League One and secured their promotion ticket to the Championship League.
Former player of Wolverhampton, Steve Bull talked about the impact and the sensational season that Kenny Jackett enjoyed since being appointed as the head coach of the club.
“You couldn’t have planned last season any better. Everybody was kicking us in the teeth when we were down there, saying Wolves have done nothing.
‘‘Now those critics are quiet. Kenny Jackett has said the right things all along. He is not one of those managers to put his foot in his mouth. When he says something he makes sure the team’s actions are always louder. He is a very professional person. The talent and the flair within the squad are unbelievable. Whether that is enough to challenge Championship clubs is another thing. I think he will need to strengthen’’. Steve Bull declared.
Steve Bull made over 450 appearances for the Wolves some years ago and he still maintains a close relationship with the players of the club and the retired footballer revealed that he had been in contact with the captain Sam Ricketts before the last match of the season which they played against Carlisle.
“They have far exceeded expectations; 103 points will take some beating. I said to captain Sam Ricketts before the final game against Carlisle ‘come on, we want 3-0 or 4-0... Records don’t come around too often.’ Those pages in the history books will now stay with those players’’. Bull added on.
The next challenge of Kenny Jackett awaits him in the Championship League as Wolverhampton has not won that league since 2008.