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11:37 22nd October 2013

Jackett keen for more fluency

Kenny Jackett is calling on Wolves to improve their fluency and be more clinical at Molineux as they return to action against Oldham tonight (7.45pm).

Apart from the opening day 4-1 win against Gillingham, Wolves have been involved in some tense and highly competitive games at Molineux so far, the positive being they have ended up on the winning side in most of them.

However the Head Coach would like to see more fluency in the play, and in particular seeing games out when on top, Coventry on Saturday being a prime example.

“You always have to try and keep working,” he says.

"A number of our games have been very close which is good because it means we have been competitive in every game we have played so far and only lost one out of eleven which is a good record.

“We’d like to if we could improve every department by five or ten per cent which would be fantastic and could make the difference between us bridging that gap.

“I wouldn’t say specifically that there is this area or that area but you have to look to constantly improve and small margins can make a difference where we are.

“Definitely if you are looking at our last two home games in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and then on Saturday we’d like to create more clear cut chances.

“Our control and movement of the ball through midfield and into wide areas is something that is critical in providing the forwards and the attacking midfielders with the type of opportunities they can put away.

“We have got the forwards who can score.

“The fluency has to be worked on continually but there are always things to work on.

“We are pleased with a total of 26 points from 11 games but have we got things to improve on? Yes

“Our defensive record has been pretty good and we are not disappointed with that as a side.

“Going forward we have just got to look at ways of perhaps creating more chances particularly at home.

“We’ve scored goals as a good counter attacking side away from home and we’ve been fine.

“At home we need to keep working away to find that spark which will get us goals that can make us consistent winners in what is a tough division.

“Our team is work in progress and needs to be as hardworking and diligent as it has been because they are a very honest bunch who have been in with a shout of the points in every single game.”

The Latics arrive at Molineux unbeaten in their last three games, and Jackett is expecting another typically tough test against Lee Johnson’s team.

“Like everybody we will respect the opposition – there are some good teams and it is a good league.

“It is never easy to get out of any league and many clubs have spent years in League One before going up to the Championship.

“Nobody has a divine right and games are not won easily.

“But we shouldn’t take away from what our job is and what we are aiming to do and that is to win consistently and try very hard to get promoted.

“We have worked hard and looked at OIdham’s strengths and weaknesses as we do with everybody.

“But after that it’s about us as a squad and group of players finding that consistency and tonight’s game is one we are looking forward to.”

Jackett is also keen to reward some excellent support so far this season by giving fans something to shout about.

“Rewarding our fans with good performances and wins is a big thing because we are all very appreciative of the considerable support we have had this season both at Molineux and on the road.

“That support comes from hard work I think, but is not something you can necessarily take for granted.

“If it has been there in the past you don’t necessarily expect it,  it is something you have to earn.

“So early in the game tonight we will have to earn it with our effort, our determination , our body language and ultimately our quality.

“That is our next task being at home.”

*There will be no tickets available on the turnstiles tonight but tickets for Wolves supporters will be available from the Ticket Office up until kick off.  Please arrive early to avoid delays.

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