Dean Saunders today expressed confidence Wolves will produce the sort of run which will lift them away from relegation trouble as he highlighted the massive importance of Saturday’s visit of Bristol City (3pm).
Victory for Barnsley last night and a point for Peterborough pushed Wolves back into 23rd position in the npower Championship, ahead of Saturday’s opponents only on goal difference.
Three points on Saturday could lift Wolves out of the bottom three, and Saunders believes it is time to improve the results at Molineux and make home advantage count over the forthcoming fixtures.
“This is a six-pointer – we have to win this game because if we don’t they jump above us and we’ll have another team to get past,” said the boss.
“We’re level on points with them (Bristol City) so it will make a big difference if we win on Saturday.
“That would mean they would have to get two good results to go above us.
“I have said to the lads that we’ve now got Bristol City – who are down at the bottom with us – followed by Middlesbrough, who have been struggling.
“Then we play Birmingham, who are near us, then Bolton, who have turned it around.
“We’ve got four home games out of the next six, so we’ve now got some games coming up where we can actually look forward to them and say we can win.
“We’ve got four home games in the next six, and if we win those we’ll be alright.”
And while Wolves’ home record has not been good, Saunders believes it is the opportune time to put that right between now and the end of the season.
He added: “At the end of every season, there will be teams winning that haven’t won,” he said.
“Teams manage to put a run together and they stay up.
“QPR might do it in the Premier League, and they had only won two games all season before winning the last two.
“But looking at the squad we’ve got, it’s down to confidence, that’s all.
“We can’t lose that feeling we had on the bus on the way home from Millwall just because we ran into an in-form Forest side.”