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09:00 8th March 2013

Sylvan looking to build on wondergoal

Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake says the overriding emotion in the camp at present is one of determination that the victory at Millwall will prove merely the first step on the road to securing Championship survival.
Ebanks-Blake's spectacular overhead kick wrapped up the points at The Den in midweek, after Dave Edwards' early goal had set Wolves on their way to their first win in fourteen.
However, the number nine says that all eyes are now on tomorrow's clash with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground (3pm).
"It was obviously a relief to get a win under our belts," he explains. "But we know we've got to kick on from here now.
"We're determined that we're going to get out of the situation we're in and we know that in order to do that, we've got to keep the level of performance that we showed on Tuesday night going, starting with Forest."
The 2-0 victory in South East London was Wolves' first league win since December 21 and a maiden triumph under Dean Saunders.
The three points also lifted the club out of the relegation zone, which Ebanks-Blake admits will be a big boost as they prepare to face Billy Davies' in-form Forest side.
"It'll be a tough game at Forest, but every game is tough in this league," he says. "That's especially the case when you're in the position we find ourselves in - near the bottom.
"Thankfully though, there's a bit of confidence in the camp now, and we'll go there with a game plan and as players, we'll do our best to implement that."
Ebanks-Blake's bicycle kick at Millwall was his first goal since he opened the scoring against Blackpool at Molineux in January - although it is the twelfth strike of yet another fruitful Championship campaign for the former Manchester United man.
The quality of the strike led to inevitable comparisons with others in Ebanks-Blake's growing collection of Wolves goals - which now totals over sixty.
He says: "I love scoring goals. I've been fortunate enough to score quite a few nice goals since I've been at Wolves but that one's probably among the best.
"It was just purely instinctive and it was great to see it hit the back of the net."
Aside from the goal, Ebanks-Blake's overall display at The Den earned praise from manager Dean Saunders, and after some speculation about his future during the January transfer window, the frontman says he is happy at Molineux and firmly focused on helping the club keep their Championship status.
"I'm playing football and I'm scoring goals. I'm happy here - especially now we've got a win!"
He adds: "A week is a long time in football though, regardless of whether you're winning or losing, so we've all just got to focus on this next game and see if we can put a run together."

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