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14:00 17th February 2014

Wolves return with win after two weeks away

Two-goal Michael Jacobs said Wolves took out a fortnight’s frustration on Notts County on Saturday as they made it five successive wins to cement their second place position in the Sky Bet League One table.


Wolves had been left kicking their heels by postponement of the game with Stevenage, particularly as they were in such a good run of form, but overcame the ‘break’ to make a strong start against County.


The visitors had their moments and created chances of their own, but Wolves could also have added further goals to the two notched by Jacobs which maintained the winning streak ahead of Saturday’s trip to table-topping Brentford (3pm).


“I thought it was a good win,” said Jacobs.


“We started really well and it was nice to get an early goal to put them under pressure.


“We are playing really well at the moment and the gap we’ve had with the weather over the last couple of weeks has been frustrating.


“Maybe we took a little bit of that out on Notts County in the first half.


“In the second we maybe had enough chances for more goals but we kept a clean sheet and that is important in this league.


“I think we’ve got the best defensive record in all the leagues and that just shows the standards the boys at the back are showing.


“We’ve kept a lot of clean sheets and that is down to a big effort from all of the boys.”


Jacobs’ brace kicked off with another header in front of the North Bank, just like Boxing Day against Crewe, before adding a precise shot off the post in the second half.


He added:  “I seem to be popping up with a few headers here and there and with the second one I had a shot and it squirmed in off the post.


“It was nice to get two – I probably should have took one on at the end for a hat trick at the end but I thought James (Henry) was in a better position so squared it to him.


“I should maybe shoot a bit more but it was nice to score two.


The most important thing was that we kept our winning run going ahead of a big game now at Brentford next weekend.


Jacobs was utilised in the advanced central midfield role on Saturday, in support of Nouha Dicko.


He is at home either there on either wing, but insists there is some intense competition for places within the ranks which will keep him – and the entire squad – on their toes.


“I think we’ve got a settled side and a strong side but the boys on the outskirts are always pushing,” he added.


“There is a big standard in training and in the games and it is good to have that pressure on for your place because you know that if you don’t perform on a Saturday there are people ready to take your place.”

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