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15:52 2nd May 2014

Jackett calling for top class performance.

Kenny Jackett today said the Wolves players have been right on their game in training this week as they look to sign off a superb season with one more victory tomorrow (3pm).

Although Wolves already have promotion and the Sky Bet League One title secured, Jackett says there is a strong ambition not only to win to beat the third tier points record of 101, but also to send a near capacity crowd away with positive thoughts for the summer.

Carlisle also arrive at Molineux in need of three points to stand any chance of avoiding relegation.

“The players are looking forward to the game and they are up for it,” said Jackett.

“Judging by the standard of their training today they are concentrating very well.

“Lose just a few per cent, as we saw with Brentford last week, you can lose a game against a hungry team at the bottom. I want to put on a good performance - and the players do for two main reasons: one is the record and two is the 30,000 crowd. 

“We want to finish really strong and send them away with one of our best performances and with optimism for next season.

“We will respect Carlisle as we always do the opposition, and they have their own situation as well.

“We will do all our homework and make sure we are detailed on their strengths and weaknesses.

“They are a good footballing side with good technical ability who will be fighting for their lives.

“After that it’s about our own performance and we want to put on a top class performance to play well and finish the season strongly.”

Jackett is set to select from a full squad with the exception of George Elokobi whom, while fit again after a hamstring injury, will not be risked as he looks to find a new club this summer with no fresh contract offer from Wolves.

Elokobi will however be involved tomorrow as he will be pitchside at full time to play a part in the squad’s scheduled post-match celebrations with the lifting of the trophy and lap of appreciation.

“It was a tough decision but I do feel George needs to go and at this stage of his career, he needs to be playing regularly,” said the Head Coach.

“He’s capable of that and will do very well for his next club.

“He’s an outstanding professional and a terrific man.

“He has some frustration because he hasn’t played as many games as he would have liked but he has the opportunity to get in someone’s first team which he’s very capable of and it will be a fresh start for him.

“But we thank him for everything he’s done and he’s a fantastic character to have around.

“I’m sure he’ll be wishing the boys all the very best for the game tomorrow and hoping for the win.”

And Leon Clarke is set to return to the squad.

“Leon is fine – he’s come through with no problems and he’s added to the squad for tomorrow,” added Jackett.

“There are no other changes, with no one missing or added so it will be the same group plus Clarke.”

*With a near capacity crowd expected tomorrow, fans are encouraged to arrive in plenty of time to gain access to Molineux.

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