Kenny Jackett believes a good run in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy can act as a welcome addition to a promotion push as Wolves prepare for the visit of Notts County (7.45pm).
The winners tonight will move into the quarter finals of the area stage and one step closer to a possible Wembley final.
Jackett won the tournament when Swansea manager beating Carlisle at the Millennium Stadium in 2006, so is well aware of what is at stake.
“It would be great to get to Wembley,” he said.
“We have to take it one stage at a time and Notts County are our next hurdle after their 4-0 win against Crewe on Saturday.
“For us, as a supplement to our main priority, which is the league, if we could get through to a Wembley final, we’d take it all day.
“So it’s a really good chance to do that and an opportunity we want to follow up on.
“Can a cup run go hand in hand with league form? I think it can.
“There’s a certain stage where a lot of games can hamper you, but that’s not the case for ourselves.
“We’ve had a pretty even programme so far and not too many injuries and as long as that continues, one can run alongside the other.
“We’ll be selecting from everyone who’s available and put out as strong a side as possible that we think can win the game.
“There’s a good chance to recover from it well in time for the Coventry game because the Carlisle one is off at the weekend.
“Our next hurdle is Notts County but our aim, like a lot of sides in it, is to get to Wembley and win the competition.
“If we could do that, it would be a fantastic supplement to our main priority which is trying to win promotion.”
Notts County overcame Crewe 4-0 at the weekend, and Jackett is well aware that they will arrive at Molineux on confident mood as a result.
He added: “They have three lads away on international duty but I’m sure they’ll be looking to their replacements to work their way into their team and create their own competition.
“But they’re a very good footballing side who play it out from the back and are on a good run.
“We also had a good performance on Saturday and we want to continue that.
“We don’t play again for another 10 days so all the players are looking forward to this game and for the opportunity to play at Molineux and do well in front of our own fans.”
*Reminder that there will be no extra time tonight with the match decided on penalties if level at 90 minutes.
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