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A Fantastic Following


09:30 28th March 2014

Ricketts relishing MK test


Skipper Samuel Ricketts says Wolves are relishing stepping out in front of a “fantastic following” at MK Dons tomorrow (3pm).

Ricketts believes both teams will be buoyed by the highest crowd of the season at Stadium MK, with almost 9,000 Wolves supporters making the trip.

Wolves have relished the big-game atmospheres experienced so far this season, and Ricketts is hopeful of another good performance against an MK Dons team who won 2-0 at Molineux earlier in the season.

“We are looking forward to the game,” said Ricketts.

“It’s a game which the fans have been waiting for for a long time.

“I don’t think MK could quite get to offering the 10k to MK but we’re not far off and it’s an amazing following.

“There has been a big demand for tickets for the fans but there is the same among the players as well.

“For us it is brilliant to go away from home and have a following like that.

“It makes for a really good atmosphere in the game and we know we’ve got that support and the fans can take us through certain sections of the game if need be with the singing and the atmosphere they bring.

“It makes for a great day and will probably lift the home players and fans as well in terms of being their biggest crowd of the season.

“We have had to cope with that a lot this season and our fantastic following makes every game we go to feel like a cup final.

“It will be the same on Saturday but we have responded well in those situations so far.

“It’s another huge game for us but at the end of the day it is three points available and if we could get them we’d be that little bit closer.”

Ricketts believes the following tomorrow is just another example of the impressive support – home and away – shown by the Wolves fans this season.

He added: “From pre-season up in Scotland the fans have been right behind us and then it started again at Preston on the opening day filling that end behind the goal.

“I think that first game unified everyone.

“The players were trying to do their bit, the gaffer and coaching staff were trying to do their bit and the side was coming together and then we turned up for the opening game and saw that sort of following.

“It brought everyone together and reminded everyone why this club is so special – because of all the fans.”


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