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Gaffer Praises Support

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11:29 5th November 2013

Travelling fans "drive us on"

Head Coach Kenny Jackett has again praised Wolves’ travelling fans with over 1,200 travelling to Carlisle tonight in a bid to see the team make history.
Victory would be the first time Wolves have won six successive away games, and would also see the team join Leyton Orient on 38 points at the top of Sky Bet League One.
Wolves average away following this season is the second highest throughout the Football League, second only to Leeds, while approximately half of the fans tonight will be taking advantage of free travel offered by the club on 12 official coaches.
“It’s another great show of support and we are going to need them as well to win this game,” said Jackett.
“Our travelling fans have been numerous and very vocal at the games which has contributed to our good away record.
“They have really driven us on and at times have got us over the line for some vital wins.
“On behalf of all the players and everyone inside the club we are very appreciative of all the supporters who are going.
“It’s not for the faint hearted this type of trip – we will need to show the right character.
“We feel we have enough quality but we also need the heart, the organisation and the guts to get the result we need.
“With the fact that so many people are going up there to watch us play we just want to reward them with a good performance and a good victory.”
Asked what it would mean to break that record of six successive victories, Jackett added:  “Of course it means we’re successful if we’re close to breaking records that’s great.
“But we shouldn’t look ahead of ourselves too far.”
And Jackett is certainly expecting a difficult test against a Carlisle side who have improved since the appointment of Graham Kavanagh.
“Graham Kavanagh has done a very good job since he has taken over – the players have responded very well to him in their performances and at times the results have gone very well too.
“They’ve picked up some results and pulled away from the bottom of the table.
“They’ve played well and they play good football.
“The pitch up there is always a good one so we think we’ll be able to play our game, build from the back, get the ball down and pass.
“I don’t think it will necessarily be an over-physical game because the surface is generally very good and at this time of year I’m sure it will be excellent.
“Hopefully that will produce some fireworks in a football sense, and we will get the result, but I’m sure it will be a very good game.
“Carlisle at their own ground is a difficult task for us and one we have to concentrate on and work very hard and give it everything we’ve got to come back down the motorway with the three points.
“After showing Carlisle respect, we have just got  to concentrate on our own game, try and get better and maintain our competitiveness.”

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