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Gaffer Expects Tough Challenge

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10:18 1st April 2014

Jackett highlights Stevenage motivation

Wolves head to Stevenage tonight with Head Coach Kenny Jackett warning that the hosts will be fighting for a result just as much as his team.

While Wolves will be aiming to continue their promotion push at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage know that three points will lift them out of the bottom four and boost their attempts to beat the drop.

And so Jackett knows anything gained from tonight’s game will definitely be hard-earned.

“Everyone will tell you that going away to Stevenage is a tricky game,” he said.

“They are one of a number of teams down at the bottom battling for their lives and it is very close in terms of the points totals down there.

“They will be looking to get out of the bottom four as quickly as possible and this is a key week in their season as well.

“So in no way will we be under-estimating Stevenage or be complacent – our concentration levels must be at their best for what is a difficult game.

“And we know we will need to put on our best performance if we are to take something out of the game.”

Jackett believes Stevenage have the potential to adopt different styles to try and get results, and knows his Wolves team will have to be ready to cope with those different challenges.

“They are the type of side who will put everything in right to the end,” he added.

“The likes of Luke Freeman has had a very good season despite their league position and Jimmy Smith has had a good season.

“Unfortunately for them Michal Doughty is out, who has made an impression, while John Mousinho is a very good footballer.

“They have a balance and can vary their tactics and Graham Westley has a good variation.

“They have had certain spells in the season when they have been excellent and I have seen them in games where they have been very unlucky.

“We respect the opposition as we do in every game but then it is about us trying to produce our best football.

“We will have to get the ball down and play and but that is what we have to do and will be the key to us winning the game.”

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