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Everyone Loves A Cup Run!


12:09 19th November 2013

McDonald aiming for Wolves win

Kevin McDonald has targeting a cup run and a tie with one of the Premier League big boys – although the midfielder expects another tough test against Oldham tonight (7.45pm).

Wolves go head-to-head with the Latics for the third time in a month after playing at Molineux in the league and then the initial FA Cup first round tie which finished 1-1 at Boundary Park.

And while McDonald is well aware that league matters are Wolves’ priority this season, he thinks some progress in the cup would certainly not do any harm.

“It is always nice to get a good cup run – everyone would like that,” he said.

“Our main objective this season is the league but it would be nice to get to the third round and maybe draw a Man Utd or a Man City which would be fantastic for the club.

“We just need to take each game at a time though and at the moment are looking forward to Oldham which is the only game on our minds.

“We know it will be a tough game against Oldham.

“I didn’t play in the FA Cup game but I did play in the home game when they came to Molineux and stuck to their shape and put in a good performance.

“It will be exactly the same from Oldham again but it is a game that we want to win and we will go out with the intentions of trying to play football.

“We’ve got to put on a good performance for the home fans and we’ve got to get the win.”

Looking back on the weekend’s win against Notts County, McDonald was pleased to return to the side after injury and figure in the 1-0 victory.

And while the result took Wolves to the top of Sky Bet League One, now with a seven point cushion in the automatic promotion places, the midfielder is not getting carried away.

“It’s a nice feeling to be top but there is a long way to go,” says McDonald.

“All the other teams will be looking at us and saying ‘Wolves are at the top – let’s get at them’.

“Every opposition see us the chance to grab a scalp but we’ve just got to keep plugging away week-in week-out and doing our stuff in training and we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.

“So we’re not taking anything for granted.

“We have to grind out results and on Saturday we did fantastically well – we stuck to our guns and grafted away for the 90 minutes and got our reward and got three points to go top.

“But as far as I’m concerned we’re still battling away because being top of the league right now doesn’t mean much.”


*Tickets are still available for tonight’s cup replay with Oldham, priced at £13 for adults and £7 concessions.

There will also be cash turnstiles for Wolves supporters – Blocks 7 and 8 of the Billy Wright Upper.

Visiting supporters should head to the Away Ticket Office in the Stan Cullis Stand to purchase tickets – cash only – from 6.30pm.

Prepaid tickets need to be collected from the office located between the Ticket Office and Megastore which opens at 5.30pm.

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