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A Great Day!

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20:29 3rd May 2014

Kenny Jackett salutes some special Molineux memories

Kenny Jackett was tonight reflecting on a special Molineux day as a crowd of almost 30,000 enjoyed a final day victory against Carlisle and the lifting of the Sky Bet League One trophy.

Goals from Samuel Ricketts, Michael Jacobs and Nouha Dicko ensured Wolves rounded off a superb season in cracking style, breaking two more records in the process.

The final tally of 103 points is a third tier record, while the 25th league clean sheet equals the previous best at this level.

“It was a great day to cap off an excellent season,” said the Head Coach.

“It was a good 3-0 win where I think we controlled the game and finishes off a terrific achievement.

“We were in control from start to finish, were thoroughly professional and got the goals when we needed to.

“And when you see a crowd near on 30,000 again it shows the potential of the place.

“We’ve broken a lot of records and 103 points is a record for the third tier and that is some achievement and one we should all be proud of.

“There is no special ingredient – it’s a combination of things.

“In a way it is best to keep things simple because football is a simple game.

“This is right up there for me, the best season, and congratulations to the players who are the ones who have done it and deserved all the plaudits.

“We will allow ourselves to celebrate and reflect.

“We have got to look forward optimistically now and be excited about the future.

“I have said to everyone including the players that we don’t want it to be an outstanding season, we want it to be an outstanding era if we can.

“We have got to build on this and use it if we can.

“It was fantastic at the end to lift the trophy and with all the supporters staying to watch and the lap of honour.

“They were great scenes and were very special and showed everybody what Wolves means to the city – it is a massive part of it and its success is shared by everyone.”

Jackett now believes Wolves will head into the Championship with a positive outlook having been promoted as opposed to going in having been relegated two years ago.

He added:  “We will go into the Championship now a lot more positive and looking forward to it than Wolves did last time when there was probably a negative vibe for the club after the disappointment of coming out of the Premier League.

“We will go in there positive and with a lot more people with a point to prove and people who haven’t played at that level and want to make sure they can do it.

“We’ve had to change a lot around and that is the most creditable thing.

“If we had stuck with the same group and seen it through that might have been different.

“I didn’t think that was the right thing to do and so we changed things around and achieved it with a new group and I think one that will stand us in good stead next season. 

“I have really enjoyed this season a lot and since the promotion has been confirmed it has been a good time.

“We can now enjoy the summer and now look forward to the Championship.

“It is a very good league and in no way will we under-estimate the league but we should not be frightened of it and should be confident.
“We have been planning for the Championship for a number of weeks and will continue to do so throughout the summer.”

*A reminder that Kenny and the players will also be parading the League One trophy at Jody Craddock’s testimonial match on Monday.  That is expected to take place on the pitch around 1.30pm ahead of the 2pm kick off. Tickets are still available online (print at home for no booking fees) as well as when the Ticket Office re-opens at 11am on Monday.  Tickets will be available on the gate in the Billy Wright Stand or from the Ticket Office for the Stan Cullis Stand.

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