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12:19 9th August 2013

Jackett keen to get season off and running

Kenny Jackett is calling for Wolves to find a cutting edge to get their home season off to a winning start against Gillingham tomorrow (3pm).

Wolves have looked fairly solid in their two opening fixtures, conceding only once from a spectacular free kick, but have also yet to score, which Jackett is obviously keen to address.

“We have been defensively solid so far and have been competitive and shown a good attitude,” said Jackett.

“We are looking for more going forward, and need to let the ball flow a little bit more through midfield and bring our wide players into it.

“We have been close in the last couple of matches but we need to get over the line and get our season off and running.

“Clearly scoring goals is a big thing and there is a process on the ball to scoring goals and that is what we need to improve on.

“We haven’t scored in the two games and are looking to do better on the ball.

“We know Gillingham will be well organised and will probably defend deep but also have an attacking threat as well.

“They’re also a side that has been used to winning after promotion last season and are a settled group.

“We have to be organised at the back and be ready and after that try and use width and shift the back four around so as much as possible we can get them into one-v-one situations.”

Jackett is hoping for a good atmosphere at Molineux tomorrow, having seen the excellent support shown by Wolves fans on their travels in the opening week of the season.

Equally however he knows it is up to the team to set the tone for that atmosphere with the manner of their performance.

“The answer to finding success is on the pitch and we have to lead by putting the performances on, and putting winning performances on,” he added.

“We have players with the ability to do that , and then the fans will back the players up very well by being vocal and encouraging.

“I think it will be a great atmosphere because the backing of our fans has been tremendous and we need to settle down, play our football and lead as much as we can.

“It has to come from the performance generated on the pitch, but the atmosphere will be there if we put the right performance in.”

Jackett and his players will be joining the pre-match minute’s applause in memory of Wolves legend Dave Wagstaffe, who passed away this week at the age of 70. 

“Dave Wagstaffe is a very famous and well-established player in Wolves’ history who was a fantastic servant to the club,” he said.

“All of our thoughts and condolences are with his family and we wish them all the best.

“The good thing for them is that he will be very well remembered by everyone at Molineux.”

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