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Long Season Lies Ahead


14:37 1st November 2013

No complacency from Kenny.

Despite the positive start to the campaign by Wolves, Kenny Jackett is well aware that a long season still lies ahead.

Going into Saturday’s clash with Stevenage, Wolves lie in second spot in the League One table three points behind Leyton Orient and ahead of Peterborough on goal difference with the bonus of having a game in hand to both of them.

But other clubs have also been making their presence felt as the head coach is quick to point out.

He said: “You have to look at Leyton Orient, who are still above us, and Peterborough who are level, and four or five sides who are within a handful of points, which at this stage isn’t a lot to make up.

“When I was at Swansea, we made it 10 points on Scunthorpe from February onwards.

“Scunthorpe beat us in February 1-0 at their place and they were saying ‘that’s them gone really’.

“And it was only on the last day of the season with a win that we made up the 10 points.

“It just shows you that it can swing, and if you’re looking at the table, a lot can happen.

“There are 99 points still left to play for so if someone is four or six points behind, that puts the actual league places into perspective.

“You can say ‘are you happy with the points total?’ of course we’d have all taken it at this stage but then you look at the sides all around us, and they’re all comparative – even fourth, fifth and sixth.

“It’s not necessarily the fact that it’s early but we don’t want to take our foot off the accelerator, we certainly don’t want players to get any sort of complacency or get too many pats on the back because you have to look at the competition around us and what they have done as well, and it’s similar.

“You can take our total in isolation, but then you look at the competition and it makes you say, ‘come on, we need to beat Stevenage and Carlisle’.

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