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11:01 5th April 2014

Jackett salutes early support

Kenny Jackett has again highlighted the “terrific” and “very vocal” backing from the Wolves support this season.

And the Head Coach appreciates the fact that the Molineux fanbase were ready to get behind him and his players right from the very start when he arrived at the club last summer.

Wolves are expecting another 24,000 plus crowd for today’s visit of Peterborough (3pm), and will need all of that support again as they try and take another step on the road to possible promotion.

“We’ve certainly had a good link with the supporters, but I felt from the start they were ready to get behind us,” says Jackett.

“And, with the changes on the pitch, that helped, because I don’t think anyone wanted to focus on the same team.

“I also felt the guys going out needed a fresh start as well, and some of those have done very well.

“So those changes were needed, and in terms of the supporters, they were I think very positive about getting behind the team from the start.

“After that, then as all supporters do, they react to what they see on the pitch.

“The big thing about Wolves is that if you do get it right on the pitch – and it is an if – then the support comes in high numbers, it’s very, very vocal and the support has been terrific.

“They’d probably had a long summer waiting to get back after some disappointing years, so the club can start building again.

“The backing has been very good but it’s not something we should take for granted.

“We certainly have to earn that in every single game.”

Jackett says the development of the team since arriving for pre-season training in June has been in stages, with gradual improvement now taking the team to a promising position with six games of the Sky Bet League One season remaining.

“You break the season down into sections,” he added.

“At the start of pre-season, you’re looking from Preston onwards, perhaps with priorities regarding cup competitions – the balance of young players and assessing experienced ones, whether they have a part to play.

“Then the bigger picture is it comes down to the mix of that dressing room whether we have enough ability, athleticism and attitude to be successful.

“You then do the best you can and hope it’s going to go well but there are a lot of things out of your control that can go change it as well.

“It’s not something you can really predict or think but in terms of how you do it, you break it down and concentrate on those things rather than the overall assessment or big picture.”

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