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Gearing Up For Tuesday Night

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11:01 22nd October 2012

David Edwards insists Wolves can use the impetus generated in Saturday’s second-half comeback when they aim to bounce back against Bolton tomorrow night.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s goal just past the hour mark wasn’t quite enough to salvage anything following the disappointment of two Huddersfield goals in the opening 30 minutes.
But the Welsh international believes there was enough in the side’s display to raise hopes for the Tuesday night visit of Bolton.
“The second-half performance and the chances we had…..I think we were worthy of a point in the end,” he said.
“It was just two really well-taken goals from them in the first half.
It’s hard to come to a place like here, give them a 2-0 head start and get back into the game. But I think we gave a good account of ourselves.
“We didn’t let it go away and lose two or three nil. We kept going and were unlucky not to get anything.
“I wasn’t in the dressing room at half-time. I was out warming up but the message was we had to start on the front foot and had to play the ball forward a lot earlier; not going long but looking for Doyler and Sylvan in those little pockets and I think we did that better second half.
“We were more clinical second half, playing in between the lines, and it seemed to be more effective. It gives us a little bit of momentum going into Tuesday night.”

David argues that Wolves have also added to the danger they pose at set-pieces with the recent loan signing of Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant.
There is a score to settle with the Molineux audience anyway after the spectacular smash-and-grab act produced by Crystal Palace in Wolves’
last home game and hopes are high in the search for a sixth victory in eight Championship matches.
“If you’ve got someone like Sako and now Jermaine as well, every set-piece is on the button and gives you something to attack,” he added.
“There’s nothing worse than going up for a corner and the ball hitting the first man or going too deep. You just know with Sako especially, that it’s going to be on the money every time and he gives us that threat.
“The gaffer has said now we just have to forget about Huddersfield and everything’s geared towards Tuesday night. It’s a big game for us and if we can win, it puts you right back up there.
“It would be good to take the second-half performance into that game and get three points. It’s such a tough league. Everyone beats everyone. It’s whoever is the most consistent that will win the league. Hopefully, we can be that team.
“Bolton will be strong, looking at their team sheet. They’ll be out to impress whoever’s watching and potential managers may be at the game, so they’ll be trying to impress.
“It’s such a strong team that I really can’t believe they haven’t started better. I know a few of the lads from their team and they’ve definitely got enough to be at the top end of the league, so it’ll be a tough test for us.
“The last home game was one where we were kind of in control and perhaps didn’t finish Palace off as we should have done. Maybe we should have gone on and looked for the second and third goal but that’s this league. Zaha on the day was the difference and he got them those two goals.
“We want to make Molineux a fortress this year and it’s going to be games like Tuesday night that we need to win to make that happen.”

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