Michael Jacobs believes Wolves’ win at Oldham was just the sort of result they will need to repeat if they are to succeed in their promotion ambition this season.
The winger, who notched the second goal in Tuesday’s 3-0 win at Boundary Park, was part of an exciting attacking display mirrored with some stoic and determined defending against a Latics team which produced some lengthy spells of pressure.
Jacobs knows Wolves remain up there to be shot at as one of the biggest profile sides in Sky Bet League One – as they continue their pursuit of Brentford and Leyton Orient at the top of the table.
“A lot of teams want to play against Wolves – everyone raises their game against us,” he says.
“It is going to be a tough second half to the season and we know we’ve got to keep producing performances like this and keep producing results like this.
“A lot of teams will come to Oldham and not get anything so it’s a good result for us to come away with the win.
“The top two keep on winning and we know we’ve got to keep putting pressure on them.
“We’ve got to try and make it tough for them to hang onto the top two spaces because we want to get in there ourselves.
“We do look at their results and we have to do because they are the teams that we are chasing.
“They are both flying at the minute and keep on winning so we have got to make sure what we need to do.”
Jacobs says Wolves had targeted nine points from nine in a busy week of fixtures, and are two thirds of the way there ahead of Saturday’s visit of Bradford (3pm).
“We wanted to try and get nine points from nine this week and we’ve picked up six already,” he added.
“Hopefully we can take these two wins into the Bradford game and Oldham was particularly good as it’s a tough place to come and they got a good result against Peterborough at the weekend.
“Oldham are a good side especially at home - they put a lot of pressure on us especially in the second half but I thought we dealt with it really well and the back five were brilliant.
“We created more clear cut chances than they did and I think we deserved the win.
“Always at 1-0 you never know what is going to happen.
“It was nice to get the second goal and a bit of a cushion and it meant we were able to relax and keep the ball a little more in the final stages.”