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A Massive Game


10:36 19th February 2014

Jacobs sizes up Brentford cracker

Michael Jacobs believes the pressure is equal for both Wolves and Brentford as the two teams do battle at Griffin Park on Saturday (3pm).

What was initially a top two clash has turned into first against third after Leyton Orient beat Stevenage last night to move above Wolves on goal difference having played two games more.

But it is certainly a battle of the division’s top two form teams which Jacobs views as evenly poised.

"If you’re top of the league you want to stay top and we’re third wanting to be top,” says the winger.

“I don’t see anyone as an underdog, I just see two good teams vying for promotion and hopefully we will come out on top.

“I’ve only really seen them when we played there here earlier in the season and I thought they were a really good side with good qualities.

“They played to their strengths and that’s why they’re top of the division.

“They’re a good side but we’ve got nothing to fear.

“The new manager was in amongst it when the old gaffer was there and I think they’ve just carried on the blend that he set.

“They’re producing good performances and not letting up at the moment so it will be a good game down there.

“We always go into every game wanting three points and that won’t change.”

Both teams have plenty of momentum heading into Saturday’s showdown, Brentford having won 16 and drawn three of their last 19 games and Wolves having won their last five.

“It’s going to be a fantastic game there and no doubt a good crowd,” added Jacobs.

“It’s nice to go into that game with three points and also having won five in a row.

“Both teams are going into the game in decent form and I think it will be all about who performs best on the day.

“It will be a tough game for us and a tough place to go but with the quality in our squad there is no reason why we can’t go there and get a result.

“That’s what we’ll be trying to do.

“It’s going to be a massive game but more than anything it is a game to look forward to.

“Every game is important but if we can pick up a decent result there we can keep the unbeaten run going and our push for automatic promotion.

“We’re on good form but so are Brentford, Preston are doing well and so are Leyton Orient.

“It’s going to be a tight finish and I think it will be settled by one or two points picked up here and there so hopefully we can keep on winning.”

Jacobs has revelled in his regular first team opportunities since joining Wolves from Derby, and notched a brace in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Notts County.

He has been part of a fluid attacking line-up, which against the Magpies had Nouha Dicko as a sprightly and powerful leadling line.

Jacobs says: “We get on really well and I think we complement each other with different parts of our game.

“It’s nice and the quality we’ve got in there is second to none.

“If we keep playing like we are there’s no reason why we can’t all chip in with goals and get around Nouha.

“When you look at Nouha’s size it came be quite deceptive.

“He’s a small lad but he backs in, is quick and he’s the kind of outlet you need at times, especially with the pitch being so big at Molineux.

“He’s a really good player and he’ll be a really good signing for us.”

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