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Look Forward Not Back

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10:11 11th March 2014

Jackett urges concentration

A club record ninth successive win is at stake for Wolves away at Swindon tonight, but Head Coach Kenny Jackett has far more concerned about the team’s push for promotion.

Wolves continue along the hectic March schedule with a trip to face a team who ran them mighty close at Molineux earlier in the season and, for Jackett, it’s the 90 minutes which means more than setting any potential landmarks.

“To get eight consecutive wins in any stand of football is a great achievement,” he says.

“And it’s a testament to the players.

“But you only need to look at the league table to see there is no breathing space.

“So we have to keep going.

“If records come in a promotion season then fantastic.

“But on their own they are not necessarily something we are going for or aware of.

“For us the target is promotion, and after Saturday, as always, there is another game coming up which we have prepared for.

“Yes a record would be terrific but it would be hollow if we don’t win promotion and the record wouldn’t count for anything.

“But if we can achieve our aim, and break records along the way, then that would be fantastic.

“It’s not really a distraction and press-wise and from supporters we can understand the attention but it’s not something we’ve talked about or are focusing on.”

And it’s a glance at the fixture list which certainly hones the mind of both Jackett and his players in one of the most fiercely contested Sky Bet League One promotion battles for many years.

“We should be taking confidence from our run, no doubt about that, but complacency can’t follow and we have to look forward, not back.

“Whatever we’ve done before counts for nothing.

“If you look at the games, they are hard matches and tough places to go.

“We’ve got to go to Swindon, Sheffield United, Stevenage, Crawley and Leyton Orient, so they are all difficult games.

“And in terms of the top of the table there are five sides having very good seasns.

“We happen to be one of them but we certainly haven’t got any breathing space.

“The next run of games is very important to us and we have to look forward, be hungry and compete and work out a way of winning.”

With no fresh injury worries Jackett will select from the same squad which were available at Walsall on Saturday.

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