Wolves aiming for top spot
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.
They have seen the likes of Watford and Derby County make incredible strides in the league. As a result, there are at least four possible teams capable of winning the league, while six others will be capable of finishing in the top two of the table. Kenny Jackett has received a lot of plaudits for immediately making Wolves into an automatic promotion spot contender after having getting promoted them only in the summer.
The manager has consistently maintained that one should not take a look at the league table before 10 or 12 matches. He has reiterated this once again and says that this is probably the perfect time to analyse the club’s start to the season.
There was a period during the start of October when the club went through four matches without a victory. Such a poor run of form cost them the chance to open a significant lead in the table. Jackett believes that the club must need an end to this poor run of form in order to start challenging for the title. Wolves take on Leeds united during the weekend.
“We are 13 games in and you can certainly assess a start of a season after 10-12 games. That’s around 25 per cent and you’ve maybe played half the teams so you can see where you are. The two groups that are most important at a football club – the players and the supporters – they will either get confidence or lose confidence in seeing exactly where they are. Both groups could, I feel, see a solid start that we’ve made and be optimistic for the future,” said Jackett.