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Jackett Set For MK Dons Test

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12:33 13th December 2013

Wolves return after fortnight's 'break'

Kenny Jackett is ready for the arrival of another ‘good footballing team’ at Molineux tomorrow as Wolves return to action after a fixture-less fortnight against MK Dons (3pm).

While MK Dons are currently in 12th place in Sky Bet League One, nine points adrift of the play-offs, Jackett is not ruling them out of an improved second half to the season and another tilt at promotion to the Championship.

“They’ve done well over the last few years without quite being able to make it up,” says Jackett.

“The first year they got up after winning League Two I think was their best points total – I think they got 87.

“They finished third under Roberto Di Matteo and were unlucky not to go up.

“They’ve consistently been a League One play-off team without it quite falling for them to get into the Championship which is a big frustration for them.

“They’re well placed for a second-half push to get into the top six and are a club who knows the division very well.

“I am sure that with Karl Robinson and Gary Waddock working with them that by the end of the season they will be there or therabouts again.

“I’d say along with Swindon and Crawley they’re probably one of the most pure football teams at this level.

“They play a very good and open style of football passing it out from the back.

“But this is a game we are looking forward to.

“The lads should all be fresh and we are looking to continue to do well at home because our performances have been very good.

“We are looking to move that ball and move it quickly and create the type of chances which can win us the game.”

Matt Doherty is still sidelined with a hamstring injury but James Henry is available again after his groin problem, handing Jackett a pleasant selection dilemma with Bakary Sako and Michael Jacobs currently the wingers in possession.

“James has done well and we’ve definitely missed him over the last few weeks,” he added.

“We have Jacobs, Sako and Henry and whichever two I choose I’ll have a very good option off the bench, which is very important.

“Too many times during the course of the season that hasn’t quite happened for us off the bench and the subs haven’t made an impact.”

Tickets are still available for Wolves supporters for Saturday’s game including an offer where MyWolves and Young Wolves members can redeem £5 of their ticket cash in exchange for a match ticket.   The Ticket Office is open until 5pm today (Friday) and then from 9am tomorrow (Saturday). Tickets will be available from the Ticket Office but not from the turnstiles.

 

 

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