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Early Promise


11:30 11th September 2013

Jackett calls for continuing consistency

Kenny Jackett believes the potential he could see in some of Wolves’ younger players on taking the Head Coach position is starting to bear fruit.

But he knows there remains a lot more work to be done.

Some of the club’s younger players who hadn’t enjoyed sustained first team opportunities at Molineux were already well known to Jackett when he took the reins this summer.

Whilst always ready to give them an opportunity heading into the season, the Head Coach acknowledges that it is never certain that potential can be turned into performances.

He said:  “I was keen to work with all these players and was very much looking forward to it,” said Jackett.

“I do see good potential in them and some of the lads have started off well in the team.

“There’s a fleeting glimpse of some promise for players and supporters.

“It’s a lot clearer now two or three months into the job than when I arrived in June when the picture looked a little bit different for everybody.

“It certainly is for me.

“I’d watched the Under-21s play and they had a successful season.

“But all of this wasn’t League One and in the first team.

“I had a good idea but it was quite fractured in terms of where the players were and the experience they had – it was quite wide ranging.” 

Both pleased and encouraged by Wolves’ early season results, Jackett believes taking 13 points from the first five Sky Bet League One games of the campaign has given belief to both players and fans ahead of the challenges ahead.

But he has called on everyone to maintain those high levels ahead of Saturday’s visit of in-form Swindon (3pm).

“We must meet these standards and show the consistency, professionalism and attention to detail against what will be a very motivated division against Wolves,” he added.

“Their challenge now is to carry it on after some promise and go on and have a successful season.

“It’s still very early days and while there is some promise and encouragement for the future, that’s all there is at the moment.

“That’s nice, and good for the players to see as a group they’re capable and also very important for the supporters to have an idea five games in whether they’re in for an optimistic season or a pessimistic one.”

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