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17:16 17th August 2014

Jackett confident Wolves will improve

Kenny Jackett believes Wolves have plenty to work at and improve on after the first two games of the Sky Bet Championship season.

But he also remains confident that the squad at his disposal have the potential to enjoy a successful campaign.

Jackett, who says the search is continuing for “key additions” to the squad, has seen his team on the right and wrong end of two 1-0 scorelines, beating Norwich on the opening weekend before failing to make their possession count against Rotherham yesterday.

“We are never happy with losing, we don’t want to lose games,” said the Head Coach.

“After that we have to realise where we need to improve and what we need to do.

“We have to learn from where we are – which is looking a reasonable side in the Championship over the first two games – but now recognise what we need to go one step further.

“In both the games we have looked a decent side and are frustrated with the result at Rotherham.

“But we feel we have got a lot to build on and to be optimistic about.”

Jackett continued: “We have had two very tight games.

“I think we edged it yesterday and had good control of the game, especially for an away side.

“But you have to get both boxes right and ultimately turn that possession and control into results.

“It is a step up from League One – we know that – but we have to keep concentrating on our own side.

“We have a good side, and things we need to work on and improve on, but it will be interesting how the season develops with these players.”

In terms of trying to add to the squad, Jackett said – just like last season – that process will continue beyond the closure of the transfer window in a fortnight’s time.

“We are always trying to improve the team if we can,” he said.

“That’s the key for us now going forward, that it is the right people added to what is a good group.

“It is very easy to collect players in the Championship, for us to improve our side we need quality players.

“The right people now will really take us forward.

“Like every manager or Head Coach you are looking to strengthen right along the way and the emergency loan window is also open after the deadline has gone.

“It never really stops.

“All the way through the season you are assessing your team and your squad and then you are looking to make key additions which is what we are.

“We are not looking for squad players, we are looking for players who can make a difference.

“We have a reasonably good side for the level where we are so the players who come in need to be the right ones.”

Next up for Wolves is Fulham away on Wednesday (8pm) followed by Cardiff at home on Saturday (3pm), two teams operating in the Barclays Premier League last season.

“They are all hard games in the Championship,” said Jackett.

“It is a great division and we want to be competing in it.

“I am not really worried about when you have to play different teams because you have to play them all at one stage or another.

“We have to be good enough to get to the level.

“Fulham and Cardiff are two great games for us now and we are looking forward to them.

“We have got quite a few things right in the first two games as well as seeing things we need to work on and improve on.”

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