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Confidence In All


09:00 24th March 2014

Gaffer on squad strength

Head Coach Kenny Jackett says he has confidence in all of his squad to do the business when called upon as Wolves prepare to welcome Colchester to Molineux tomorrow (7.45pm).

Having gone with a fairly settled side in recent weeks, Jackett rang the changes at Bramall Lane on Saturday with four alterations to the team, which responded with a 2-0 victory to end Sheffield United’s 11-game unbeaten run.

And he believes the squad’s quality and mentality gives him the chance to call upon all of his players between now and the end of the season.

“I have still got confidence in all of the players,” he said.

“We still had David Davis back at Compton on Saturday, so have a squad of 20 and I wouldn’t hesitate to use any of them.

“They are all good players, and know what is required, and they are a tight group.

“All the lads that came in on Saturday knew their roles and exactly what was needed of them and that was the key for us.

“If we want to be a good club we need a strong bench as well.

“In terms of Sako and Dicko, they have played a lot of games and been match winners for us.

“But when you are an explosive player like they are, it is hard to keep that type of standard up.

“Maybe a game or so off it and then coming on as a sub can really help freshen it up.

“To play nine games in 28 days is a situation where we are always going to have to use the squad, particularly when there is travelling involved.”

Jackett was particularly pleased with how Wolves handled the threat of the FA Cup semi finalists on Saturday, especially given the passionate support from a home crowd marking their 125th anniversary celebrations.

“Sheffield United are a very good side and when you see a celebration day like Saturday it was a terrific atmosphere,” he added.

“It is two very good clubs and two terrific teams and Nigel has done an excellent job there.

“They play very good football and are tough to handle in midfield when they move the ball.

“As the game wore on I thought we controlled it more and perhaps through Leon Clarke should have added a third goal.”



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