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Jackett Hails His Record Breakers

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22:37 11th March 2014

But Head Coach wants second half improvement

Kenny Jackett tonight hailed a “terrific achievement” from his players as a 4-1 away victory at Swindon made it a club record nine wins in a row.

Goals from Bakary Sako (2) and Nouha Dicko put Wolves in control after a blistering first half but Swindon improved after the break and Michael Smith pulled a goal back 17 minutes from time.

Wolves rode out any further suggestion of a Swindon comeback and substitute Leon Clarke then notched an excellent first goal since his return to Molineux – against his former club – to seal the points.

And while Jackett was delighted with the result and indeed the club record, he knows there is far more work to do and wants an improvement on the second half.

“It’s a great feeling and a terrific achievement by the players to have achieved a club record,” said Jackett.

“Obviously our main motivation for the season is to get promoted and if a club record comes within that then it’s an added bonus.

“Looking at the pace of this division we have needed it because anything short of it would have left us chasing.

“I think there were four wins and one draw out of the top five tonight but the most important thing was that we’ve won.

“It was a game of two halves performance-wise.

“The first half was absolutely excellent and as good as we have produced and the second half as poor as we have been.

“In the first half was we showed some clinical finishing and we could even have had more.

“The disappointment was with the second half where we fell away.

“We tried to manage the game but it didn’t work out that way and we rode our luck and at times we were fortunate not to concede more goals.

“Fair play to Swindon they came into the game very well and it was a poor performance where we were capable of doing better both attacking and defending.

“But we got the result we wanted and I was delighted for Leon Clarke to get his first goal after coming back from injury.

“He got a ten minute appearance and has got himself off the mark by taking the goal very well.

“I still feel we can do better than we did in the second half – you can never coast through anything because football isn’t like that and you have to make sure you do it all professionally right through to the very end.

“But I was delighted with the first half performance and delighted with the result.”

Wolves now welcome to Shrewsbury to Molineux on Saturday (3pm) and with results elsewhere leaving the top of Sky Bet League One as tight as ever, Jackett knows another positive performance will be needed to maintain the momentum.

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